Revista de la Sociedad Española del Dolor
versión impresa ISSN 1134-8046
MARTINEZ, J. E.; CAMBLOR, L. y SALVA, S.. Radiofrequencp retrogasserian tertnocoagu-lation in 825 patients with trigeminal neuralgia. Rev. Soc. Esp. Dolor [online]. 2006, vol.13, n.1, pp.24-28. ISSN 1134-8046.
We present 825 patients suffering of trigeminal neuralgia, who had a selective percoutaneous technique of Gaesser Ganglio termocoagulation; each neural branch that caused pain was treated. The experience was carried out at the Department of Neurosurgery of the University Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras, La Habana Cuba, from 1988 to 2003. We aimed to obtain pain relief and record these variables: immediate surgical results and long-term evolution (one year postoperative at last); topographic classification of the affected branch; evolution, complications and benefits derived from the first year. A good outcome was obtained in 90.2% the cases.
Palabras clave : gasseiran termocoagulation; trigeminal neuralgia; radiofrequency.