microvascular decompression


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Related to microvascular decompression: trigeminal neuralgia

microvascular decompression

A procedure for reducing cranial nerve compression by vessels within the cranial cavity.
 
Indications
Hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia.

Method
A corridor is cut along the petrous temporal bone and arachnoid around the neurovascular structures to reduce cranial nerve pressure; arteries and some veins are rerouted with stents, while minor compressive veins are electrocauterised. It may be useful for managing trigeminal neuralgia.

microvascular decompression

Corridor procedure Neurosurgery
A procedure for cranial rhizopathies, to ↓ pressure on nerves compressed by vessels in a confined space–eg, in the cranial cavity Indications Hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia
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Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia by posterior fossa microvascular decompression.
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Long-Term Follow-Up of Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Microvascular decompression for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: ultimate solution to the management dilemma.
Recurrent trigeminal neuralgia attributable to veins after microvascular decompression.
Microvascular decompression is an effective surgical means of relieving the patient's intense pain while retaining the facial sensation.
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It is important for neurosurgical nurses to remember that patients with TN will experience anxiety and stress related to undergoing microvascular decompression or any of the percutaneous procedures.
All the patients of hemifacial spasm got symptomatic relief with Microvascular decompression, but minor complication (partial hearing loss) occurred in single patient.
Microvascular decompression of cranial nerves: lessons learned after 4400 operations.
Microvascular decompression to treat hemifacial spasm: long- term results for a consecutive series of 143 patients.