Letter to the Editor. Earlier radiosurgery is related to better outcome in trigeminal neuralgia

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  • 1 I.R.C.C.S. San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
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Illustrations from Marx and Schroeder (pp 318–326). Copyright Henry W. S. Schroeder. Published with permission.

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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Alfio Spina: spina.alfio@hsr.it.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online November 13, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.9.JNS203342.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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