Results Published: Focused Ultrasound as a Treatment for Facial Pain


Research Roundup 2019 smMR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Central Lateral Thalamotomy for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Single Center Experience

Professor Daniel Jeanmonod’s neurosurgery group in Switzerland recently published their center’s experience using focused ultrasound thalamotomy as a treatment for facial pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia. The group bilaterally treated eight patients who were unresponsive to antiepileptic and antidepressant drugs. This group of patients experienced a 51% reduction in pain relief after three months that improved to 78% at the longest follow-up period. The study provides initial safety and efficacy data for this novel indication.

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