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Hi! So I am 26 and have had trigeminal neuralgia for over a year now and today visited a neurosurgeon. I have been given three options about what to do.
1) Have the injection, which apparently lasts only 5 years
2) Have Gamma Knife surgery which is better as it is non-invasive but success rate is 65%
3) Have MVD surgery which obviously carries risks but the success rate is much better.
I was told that the injection is usually given to older patients and that given my age I would have to have it repeatedly if that is the option I choose. The neurosurgeon suggested option 2 or option 3. Just wondering whether anyone else has had surgery and what they might recommend? Would really appreciate any thoughts you might have as I am quite confused at the moment!
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