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Spiller-Frazier operation

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Intracranial trigeminal neurotomy, using a modification of the techniques of Sir Victor Alexander Haden Horsley (1857-1916) and Fedor Krause (1857-1937): Division of a sensory root of the fifth cranial nerve, accomplished through a subtemporal approach.


  • W. G. Spiller, C. H. Frazier:
    The division of the sensory root of the trigeminus for relief of tic douloureux; an experimental, pathological, and clinical study, with a preliminary report of one surgically successful case.
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Bulletin, 1901, 14: 342-352.
    Philadelphia Medical and Physical Journal, 1901, 8: 1039-1049.

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