Trial ID or NCT#





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. To better understand how radiosurgery can bring about pain relief and facial numbness, we are conducting a study in which brain MRI scans will be done following stereotactic radiosurgery to learn if there are any changes in the MRI scans that correlate with symptoms.

Official Title

Investigation of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DTI MRI) as a Correlate to Pain Relief and Facial Numbness in Patients Following Stereotactic Radiosurgical Rhizotomy for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Eligibility Criteria

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


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

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Lisa Jacobs
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