Post-herpetic trigeminal neuralgia treated with deep brain stimulation.
Green AL., Nandi D., Armstrong G., Carter H., Aziz T.
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).