A Study of Patient Reported Outcomes After Stereotactic Radiosurgical Rhizotomy for Trigeminal Neuralgia

The investigators know little about how patients feel following radiosurgery treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Patient satisfaction may ultimately be one of the most important outcome measures for an individual patient; however, this has not been adequately assessed or followed. Multiple questions remain unanswered, including whether there is a correlation between patient satisfaction, the level of their current pain score, and the presence and degree of facial numbness, a possible side effect after radiosurgery. Therefore, the goal of this study is to gather this information from the patients who received radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia at Stanford and evaluate post-treatment patient satisfaction, the degree of facial numbness, and current pain score. This data will help the investigators understand outcomes that are important for patient satisfaction following treatment of a chronic pain syndrome.

Stanford is now accepting new patients for this trial. Please contact Lisa Jacobs at 650-723-8843 for more information.


Phase: N/A


Ages Eligible For Study:

18 Years - N/A

Inclusion Criteria

- All of the patients since 2000 who have undergone stereotactic radiosurgical rhizotomy at Stanford for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.

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Lisa Jacobs 650-723-8843

Stanford University School of Medicine 300 Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA 94305

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