Cerebellar swelling after sacrifice of the superior petrosal vein during microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia.

@article{Masuoka2009CerebellarSA,
  title={Cerebellar swelling after sacrifice of the superior petrosal vein during microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Jun Masuoka and Toshio Matsushima and Takashi Hikita and Eiko Inoue},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 10},
  pages={1342-4}
}
The importance of preserving the deep cerebral venous outflow has been recognized in microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia; however, few reports have described the details of complications arising from the sacrifice of the superior petrosal vein (SPV). During the procedure in a 77-year-old woman, some tributaries of the SPV complex were sacrificed to achieve microvascular decompression for right trigeminal neuralgia. Postoperatively, the patient was conscious and pain free… CONTINUE READING

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