Comparative Study inTreatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Comparative Study Between Microvascular Decompression and Percutaneous Radiofrequency Rhizotomy for Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia


Lead Sponsor: Sohag University

Source Sohag University
Brief Summary

This study aims to evaluate the results of percutaneous radiofrequency rhizotomy and the effectiveness of microvascular decompression for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and Comparing between them according the different outcome parameters.

Detailed Description

This is prospective case -series hospital based study, will be conducted on 40 patients with trigeminal neuralgia treated either by percutaneous radiofrequency trigeminal rhizotomy or microvascular decompression at Sohag University Hospitals, between march 2021 and June 2022 and we will divide the the patients into two groups ,one group will be treated with percutaneous radiofrequency trigeminal rhizotomy and the other group will be treated with microvascular decompression and we will asses the results with the Barrow Neurological Institute Pain Intensity Score .

Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Start Date 2021-03-01
Completion Date 2022-06-01
Primary Completion Date 2022-05-01
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Barrow Neurological Institute Pain Intensity Score 3 months
Enrollment 40

Intervention Type: Procedure

Intervention Name: percutaneous radiofrequency trigeminal rhizotomy

Description: percutaneous radiofrequency trigeminal rhizotomy is a perctaneous procedure that ablate the sensory part of the nerve and

Arm Group Label: radiofrequency group

Intervention Type: Procedure

Intervention Name: Microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve

Description: Microvascular decompression is a procedure that decompress the nerve from vascular conflict

Arm Group Label: Microvascular decompression group



Inclusion Criteria: - Failed medical treatment more than 6 months Exclusion Criteria: - Coagulation disorder or hemorrhagic disease; - Mental illness and inability to cooperate;



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Facility: Contact: Contact Backup: Mohamed Abdelsamee Ahmed roshdy elkhyat +201223486390 [email protected]
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Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: Sohag University

Investigator Full Name: mohmed abdelsamee ahmed

Investigator Title: assistant lecturer neurosurgery department

Has Expanded Access No
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Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Label: radiofrequency group

Type: Active Comparator

Description: it is the group that will be treated with Percutaneous Radiofrequency Rhizotomy

Label: Microvascular decompression group

Type: Active Comparator

Description: it is the group that will be treated with Microvascular decompression

Study Design Info

Allocation: Non-Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Intervention Model Description: prospective case -series hospital based study

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Masking: None (Open Label)

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