Trigeminal nerve stimulation to treat neuralgia

Gonzalez L, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, López A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32016001136
Authors' recommendations: The evidence supporting trigeminal nerve stimulation (on the Gasser's ganglion or one of its branches) to treat neuralgia is limited and of very low quality. This prevents from drawing conclusions about its safety and efficacy. Although some case series show there might be certain clinical benefits, most studies are very heterogeneous and include groups of patients with different etiologies and severity grades. The recommendations from different International Societies do not mention or recommend it among trigeminal neuralgia treatment options. None of the Health Sponsors assessed cover it, and they consider it still at investigational stage.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
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English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Neuralgia
  • Trigeminal Nerve
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
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Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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