Trial ID or NCT#

NCT01364259

Status

NOT RECRUITING

Purpose

Trigeminal neuralgia or tic douloureux is severe, often debilitating, facial pain that significantly impairs the patient's quality of life and health. Stereotactic radiosurgery has been shown to provide pain relief in majority of patients treated. However, a common side effect of radiosurgery is facial numbness. Our goal is to maximize pain control while minimizing side effects. To this end, the purpose of this study is to evaluate whether adding a drug, amifostine, at the time of radiosurgery will protect patients from facial numbness.

Official Title

A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial of Amifostine for Prevention of Facial Numbness in Patients Receiving Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Scott G. Soltys, MD
Radiation oncologist
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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CONTACT

Lisa Jacobs
(650) 723-8843