Letter to the Editor. Surgical treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia

Songshan ChaiZhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

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    Xu R, Materi J, Raj D, et al. Internal neurolysis versus intraoperative glycerin rhizotomy for trigeminal neuralgia. J Neurosurg. Published online May 6, 2022. doi: 10.3171/2022.3.JNS212956

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