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Post-herpetic neuralgic affects up to 20% of patients after an attack of trigeminal Herpes Zoster infection. Past medical and surgical treatments have been unrewarding. We report the successful treatment of such a case with deep brain stimulation into the region of the contralateral periventricular grey area (PVG) and ventral posterior lateral thalamic nucleus (VPL).


Journal article


J Clin Neurosci

Publication Date





512 - 514


Adult, Deep Brain Stimulation, Female, Functional Laterality, Herpes Zoster, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neuralgia, Postherpetic, Treatment Outcome, Trigeminal Neuralgia