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In medicine, the Leksell Gamma Knife is a neurosurgical device used to treat brain tumors with radiation therapy. The Leksell Gamma Knife device contains 201 cobalt-60 sources of approximately 30 curies (1.1 TBq) each, placed in a circular array in a heavily shielded assembly. The device aims gamma radiation through a ... more at Wikipedia

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Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Overall, 58% (66 Members) find Gamma Knife helpful

Gamma Knife Reviews

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Have done two of these over the last two years, have had about a 30-40% total reduction in pain. Plan to do another this fall. It "just worked".
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Worked for a year. Had the gamma knife in Dec 2009 and TN flared back up in Dec 2010.
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I had the gamma knife when my tumor recurred while I was 21 y/o getting my undergraduate degree. It seemed to have been effective until the tumor recurred 4 years later.
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I am claustrophobic so the expereince was a litlle rugged. I think I had PSTD for a few weeks after just kind of freaked out about having screws in my skull. I am sad it has not worked
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I had the Gamma Knife procedure on June 30, 2010. I suppose it worked, or at least that's what I want to believe! I was nauseous afterwards, but it wasn't anything some Sprite and crackers couldn't fix :)
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pain free afterwards for 1 year-now same thing again
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Helped for a few months then pain started slowly coming back. It made me have bad vertigo where I actually fell down some stairs. Headache as well as the huge swollen eye from the head immobilizer for the treatment phase.
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went for gamma knife surgery after several angiograms. I am now medically cleared.
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Gamma Knife 2003. pain free one year later →till now.
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I believe the second time with the Gamma Knife was good. I currently am having NO pain after going thru the worst week I have ever had up to the day of the procedure. I currently take 2 Keppra tablets daily until I see my Neuro 7/22/09.
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