Trochlear nerve palsy as a complication of trigeminal radiofrequency rhyzolysis

Yemisci M., Dogulu C., Kansu T., Kanpolat Y.

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.24, no.4, pp.485-487, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1076/noph.24.4.485.8355
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-487
  • Keywords: radiofrequency rhizolysis, trigeminal neuralgia, trochlear nerve palsy, CONSECUTIVE PATIENTS, NEURALGIA, RHIZOTOMY, RHIZOLYSIS, EXPERIENCE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We report a patient with right trochlear nerve palsy after percutaneus radiofrequency trigeminal rhizolysis involving the ophthalmic division of the right trigeminal nerve. Of the postoperative complications of percutaneous radiofrequency trigeminal rhizolysis, extraocular nerve injuries are uncommon and the sixth nerve is the frequently affected one. This is a case report of isolated trochlear nerve palsy as a complication of percutaneous radiofrequency trigeminal rhizolysis.