Letter to the Editor. Radiosurgery is a valuable alternative to microvascular decompression for glossopharyngeal neuralgia

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  • 1 CHU Lille, Roger Salengro Hospital, Lille, France
  • 2 Lille University, INSERM U1189, Lille, France
  • 3 Neurosurgery Service and Gamma Knife Center, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 4 University of Lausanne (Unil), Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 5 Signal Processing Laboratory (LTS 5), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Iulia Peciu-Florianu: iuliapeciu_florianu@yahoo.com.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online May 1, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.2.JNS20277.

Disclosures Dr. Tuleasca is a scientific advisor for Elekta Instruments, AB, Sweden.

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    Pommier B, Touzet G, Lucas C, Glossopharyngeal neuralgia treated by Gamma Knife radiosurgery: safety and efficacy through long-term follow-up. J Neurosurg. 2018;128(5):13721379.

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    Balossier A, Tuleasca C, Muracciole X, The outcomes of a second and third Gamma Knife radiosurgery for recurrent essential glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020;162(2):271277.

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  • 1

    Patel A, Kassam A, Horowitz M, Chang Y-F. Microvascular decompression in the management of glossopharyngeal neuralgia: analysis of 217 cases. Neurosurgery. 2002;50(4):705711.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 2

    Kano H, Urgosik D, Liscak R, Stereotactic radiosurgery for idiopathic glossopharyngeal neuralgia: an international multicenter study. J Neurosurg. 2016;125(suppl 1):147153.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 3

    Borius P-Y, Tuleasca C, Muraciole X, Gamma Knife radiosurgery for glossopharyngeal neuralgia: a study of 21 patients with long-term follow-up. Cephalalgia. 2018;38(3):543550.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 4

    Pommier B, Touzet G, Lucas C, Glossopharyngeal neuralgia treated by Gamma Knife radiosurgery: safety and efficacy through long-term follow-up. J Neurosurg. 2018;128(5):13721379.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 5

    Balossier A, Tuleasca C, Muracciole X, The outcomes of a second and third Gamma Knife radiosurgery for recurrent essential glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020;162(2):271277.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

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