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Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia

Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia

Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia: Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia is a percutaneous (through the skin) procedure to inject glycerol into the gasserion ganglion at the base of the skull. This procedure is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, which a facial pain disorder.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia:

  • Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux)

Other Surgical Options: Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia may include:

  • Short-acting general anesthesia until needle is placed

Procedure Complications: Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia

Possible surgical complications of Glycerol injection for trigeminal neuralgia may include:

  • Unintended nerve damage
  • Failure to access the trigeminal nerve or gasserion ganglion
  • Bleeding from puncture site
  • Apnea

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