Predicting pain-free survival after surgery for trigeminal neuralgia: a novel scoring system


  • A new scoring system based on preoperative clinical and radiographic data is predictive of pain-free survival in those undergoing surgery for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) with TN1 patients with severe neurovascular conflict (NVC) having best pain-free outcomes.

Why this matters

  • Once validated in prospective studies, this tool has the potential to better inform decisions about surgical intervention in TN.