Percutaneous Microballoon Compression for Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Virender Kumar Mohan
  • Debesh Bhoi


In patients of trigeminal neuralgia, (TGN) early surgical intervention is indicated, when medical therapy becomes refractory (Level C) [1]. Microvascular decompression (MVD) is the standard surgical option, when there is a neurovascular compression in the Meckle’s cave. However, elderly patients with multiple co-morbid conditions are not suitable candidates for such complex posterior fossa surgeries [2, 3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virender Kumar Mohan
    • 1
  • Debesh Bhoi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain MedicineAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)New DelhiIndia

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