The Value of Cryosurgery in the Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia: a Systematic Review

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The Value of Cryosurgery in the Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia: a Systematic Review

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dc.contributor.author Lindström, Martin
dc.contributor.author Thuring, Niklas
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-26T09:53:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-26T09:53:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 22 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14392
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the evidence for pain relief and adverse effects following cryosurgery in the treatment of patients with trigeminal neuralgia through a systematic review. A praxis investigation was carried out in order to establish how common this treatment is among 44 Oral and Maxillofacial clinics in Sweden. The systematic review was conducted according to Goodman’s systematic approach. The search for literature was conducted in Medline, The Web of Science and the Cochrane Database. Out of 45 retrieved studies, six met the pre-determined inclusion criteria. The reported duration of pain relief following cryosurgery varied in a wide range (from zero days to four years). No conclusions regarding the pain relief could be drawn from the included studies. The reported adverse effects following cryosurgery was minor and consisted of temporary sensory loss, migration of pain to another division of the trigeminal nerve and small oedema. Five clinics that currently use a cryosurgical treatment in the management of trigeminal neuralgia were identified. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö högskola/Odontologiska fakulteten en_US
dc.title The Value of Cryosurgery in the Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia: a Systematic Review en_US
dc.type H2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok Medicine en_US
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