Trigeminal neuralgia related to megadolichobasilar artery compression: a prospective series of twenty-nine patients treated with gamma knife surgery, with more than one year of follow-up.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_CE7B0FB696D6
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Trigeminal neuralgia related to megadolichobasilar artery compression: a prospective series of twenty-nine patients treated with gamma knife surgery, with more than one year of follow-up.
Périodique
Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Auteur(s)
Tuleasca C., Carron R., Resseguier N., Donnet A., Roussel P., Gaudart J., Levivier M., Régis J.
ISSN
1423-0372 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1011-6125
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
92
Numéro
3
Pages
170-177
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) secondary to megadolichobasilar artery (MBA) compression is considerably difficult to manage surgically.
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the safety/efficacy of Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) in this special group of patients.
METHODS: Between July 1992 and November 2010, 29 patients with >1 year of follow-up presenting with MBA compression were treated with GKS at Timone University Hospital. Radiosurgery was performed using a Gamma Knife (model B, C or Perfexion). A single 4-mm isocenter was positioned in the cisternal portion of the trigeminal nerve at a median distance of 9.1 mm (range: 6-18.2 mm) from the emergence.
RESULTS: The median follow-up period was 46.1 months (range: 12.9-157.9 months). Initially, all patients (100%) were pain free; the average time to complete pain relief was 13.5 days (range: 0-240 days). Their actuarial probability of remaining pain free without medication at 0.5, 1 and 2 years was 93.1, 79.3 and 75.7%, respectively, and remained stable until 13 years after treatment. The actuarial probability of hypoesthesia onset at 6 months was 4.3%; at 1 year it reached 13% and remained stable until 13 years after treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: GKS proved to be reasonably safe and effective on a long-term basis as a first- and/or second-line surgical treatment for TN due to MBA compression.
Mots-clé
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Basilar Artery/pathology, Basilar Artery/surgery, Decompression, Surgical/methods, Decompression, Surgical/trends, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Radiosurgery/methods, Radiosurgery/trends, Treatment Outcome, Trigeminal Neuralgia/diagnosis, Trigeminal Neuralgia/etiology
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21/06/2014 18:00
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