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Percutaneous radio-frequency mandibular nerve rhizotomy guided by CT fluoroscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16971604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a new method for radio-frequency mandibular nerve rhizotomy under CT fluoroscopy. A patient with cancer had severe intractable and drug-resistant pain in his left mandibular region. Because he had an anatomic deformity due to cancer invasion and radiation therapy, we planned a mandibular nerve rhizotomy under CT fluoroscopic imaging. The needle was advanced to the mandibular nerve just caudal to the foramen ovale under real-time CT fluoroscopy, avoiding the cancer region. Pain scores of the patient were reduced after the nerve rhizotomy, without any complications.
S Koizuka; S Saito; K Kubo; A Tomioka; T Takazawa; S Sakurazawa; F Goto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-14     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1647-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / physiopathology,  secondary
Follow-Up Studies
Lung Neoplasms / physiopathology*
Mandibular Nerve / physiopathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Pain, Intractable / surgery*
Palliative Care
Submandibular Gland Neoplasms / physiopathology,  secondary*
Surgery, Computer-Assisted*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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