Presented as a part of the Distinguished Clinican Lecture of The AASH (Dr. Dalessio) at the 27th Annual Meeting, June 15, 1985, New York.
Trigeminal Cistern Glycerol Injections for Facial Pain
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 25, Issue 7, pages 354–357, October 1985
How to Cite
Waltz, T. A., Dalessio, D. J., Ott, K. H., Copeland, B. and Abbott, G. (1985), Trigeminal Cistern Glycerol Injections for Facial Pain. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 25: 354–357. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1985.hed2507354.x
Presented as part of the Distinguished Clinician Award Lecture (Dr. Dalessio) New York, June, 1985.
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: June 11, 1985
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The treatment of paroxysmal facial pain is often easily accomplished. At times, however, the converse occurs; the pain becomes more refractory, and unresponsive to therapy. This is especially the case when trigeminal neuralgia, cluster headache, and atypical facial pain become chronic. This report will summarize our experience with injection of glycerol into the region of the trigeminal cistern for intractable facial pain in 71 patients; 58 with trigeminal neuralgia, 5 with chronic cluster headache, and 8 with atypical facial pain.