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Abhiram V. Gande, Srinivas Chivukula, John J. Moossy, William Rothfus, Vikas Agarwal, Michael B. Horowitz and Paul A. Gardner

analgesics. 8 The remaining 4 patients (29%) continued with slightly better, but refractory, ON pain. Several other alternatives to dorsal root rhizotomy exist and provide variable degrees of pain relief. C-2 ganglionectomy is commonly employed, and its primary benefits include removing the primary sensory neuronal cell bodies that mediate peripheral nociception, a relatively less invasive procedure to expose the ganglion compared with the intradural C-2 nerve root and a lower risk of CSF leaks. In a recent retrospective study by Pisapia et al., 66% of their patients (n

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2010 AANS Annual Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 1–5, 2010