Efficacy of the Disappearance of Lateral Spread Response before and after Microvascular Decompression for Predicting the Long-Term Results of Hemifacial Spasm Over Two Years

@inproceedings{Kang2012EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of the Disappearance of Lateral Spread Response before and after Microvascular Decompression for Predicting the Long-Term Results of Hemifacial Spasm Over Two Years},
  author={Min-Cheol Kang and Yu-Seok Choi and Hak-Ki Choi and Sang-Hoon Lee and Chang-Gu Ghang and Chang-Hyun Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this large prospective study is to assess the association between the disappearance of the lateral spread response (LSR) before and after microvascular decompression (MVD) and clinical long term results over two years following hemifacial spasm (HFS) treatment. METHODS Continuous intra-operative monitoring during MVD was performed in 244 consecutive patients with HFS. Patients with persistent LSR after decompression (n=22, 9.0%), without LSR from the start of the… CONTINUE READING