The Effect of Graded Thermocoagulation on Trigeminal Evoked Potentials in the Cat

  • G. Broggi
  • J. Siegfried
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 24)


Since Sweet’s proposal in 1969 16 of using radiofrequency (RF) current heating to coagulate trigeminal retroganglionar fibers for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, quite a few reports 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 have been published confirming the success of such a surgical technique.


Trigeminal Nerve Trigeminal Neuralgia Compound Action Potential Saphenous Nerve Tooth Pulp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Broggi
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Siegfried
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryIstituto NeurologicoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurological Surgery, KantonsspitalUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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