The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Pulsed radiofrequency of C2 dorsal root ganglion in patients with tinnitus

Author(s): Henk M Koning, Bas C Ter Meulen

Introduction: The second cervical nerve ganglion bar appears to be beneficial in patients with treatment safe tinnitus. As far as anyone is concerned, the viability of this methodology in patients with tinnitus has never been evaluated.

Objectives: The point of this investigation was to decide the adequacy of beat radiofrequency of C2 dorsal root ganglion for treating patients with tinnitus, and all the more explicitly, to survey the parameters related with a long haul advantage so as to improve understanding determination.

Design: Subjects were 61 back to back patients who went to our facility from October 2016 to October 2018 for discussions on their tinnitus that endured for one month or more and were treated with beat radiofrequency of C2 dorsal root ganglion. Clinical information structure these patients were explored reflectively. An autonomous spectator assesses the long haul impact of the treatment by phone meet.

Results: In a partner of patients with tinnitus that persevered for one month or more, 25% of the patients reacted with a decrease of their tinnitus after a beat radiofrequency of C2 dorsal root ganglion. The vast majority of the patients with a positive reaction appraised the impact of treatment as a decrease of half or more. At 13.5 months, half of at first effective treated patients still encountered an advantage. Unfavorable occasions of the beat radiofrequency of C2 dorsal root ganglion at 7 weeks of follow-up were an expansion of the force of the tinnitus in 7% of the patients. In patients with an age under 43 years at the time tinnitus began, 45% of them had a decrease of their tinnitus at 7 weeks following treatment with beat radiofrequency of C2 dorsal root ganglion.

Conclusion: Pulsed radiofrequency of C2 dorsal root ganglion can lessen the power of tinnitus extensively and for the long haul in 25% of the patients with tinnitus without genuine antagonistic impacts. We prescribe this treatment in patients with an age under 43 years at the time tinnitus began

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