Gasserian ganglion


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(Anat.) a large ganglion, at the root of the trigeminal, or fifth cranial, nerve.

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Radiofrequency (RF) can be applied to the gasserian ganglion in two ways: thermal RF and the pulsed RF (PRF) mode.
Trigeminal neuralgia which is resistant to medical treatment, may be benefited from percutaneous procedures like glycerol, phenol, alcohol and radiofrequency (RF) rhizolysis that damage the trigeminal nerve or the Gasserian ganglion so that peripheral stimuli no longer trigger an attack of trigeminal neuralgia13,14.
In December 2016, she underwent a Gasserian ganglion nerve block at the Department of Anesthesiology of our hospital.