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Related to microvascular decompression: trigeminal neuralgia
microvascular decompressionA procedure for reducing cranial nerve compression by vessels within the cranial cavity.
Hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia.
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.
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microvascular decompressionCorridor 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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