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Balloon Compression

Last Updated: October 31, 2018


Percutaneous Balloon Compression Using a Kit Prepared by us in the Absence of a Commercially Available Kit


Figure 1: The packaged components of the customized kit described in the above video are shown in the top image. The prepared components are also shown in the middle image. The ideal shapes of the balloons using the technique described in the above video are demonstrated (bottom row). The balloons are herniating slightly into the three foramina of the trigeminal nerve. These ideal shapes are not consistently achievable or necessary for a good outcome.

Retrogasserian Balloon Compression Rhizotomy: Technique

The idea that balloon compression can be used for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) originated from the works of two different surgeons who attempted to decomp...