Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 2
RF Thermocoagulation for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Gazi Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye Since ancient times, the most important issue of basic medicine is to decrease the pain. Pain is a result of many diff erent pathologies that can aff ect the patient’s quality of life, alter the mood and reduce the productivity of the individual in the society. Trigeminal neuralgia is one of the foremost pain disorders and negatively aff ects patient comfort. Neurosurgeons must not only have adequate knowledge to select the appropriate treatment method, but should also be capable of using it. In this article, we tried to share our knowledge and experience of radiofrequency thermocoagulation for trigeminal neuralgia at the Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery. Anahtar Kelimeler : Radiofrequency thermocoagulation, Retrogasserian, Trigeminal neuralgia