Table 5

Facial and trigeminal nerve complications after radiosurgery

Incomplete dataIntact or unchangedPalsyImproved
Classified as incomplete trigeminal nerve data are four patients who could not be assessed because of the presence of trigeminal neuromas. Dose reduction significantly (p=0.001) reduced both facial and trigeminal nerve complications.
Facial nerve complications
    Group 1 (n=13)58
    Group 2 (n=17)1142
    Group 3 (n=93)3837
Trigeminal nerve complications
    Group 1 (n=13)76
    Group 2 (n=17)1151
    Group 3 (n=93)78321