CT-guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation for glossopharyngeal neuralgia: A retrospective clinical study of 117 cases.


Department of Pain Management, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Xicheng Zone, Beijing, 100053, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is a rare disorder of the ninth cranial nerve. Percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) is an established treatment for neuropathic pain. Since PRT was first applied with GPN, only a few studies have provided detailed reports on its clinical outcomes and complications, and the number of cases was small. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects, incidence rates, and severity of adverse events of computed tomography (CT)-guided PRT in 117 patients with GPN.


Adverse events,Computed tomography,Details of complications,Glossopharyngeal neuralgia,Immediate and long-term outcome,Large samples,Percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation,