Follow-up results of using microvascular decompression for treatment of glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

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UNLABELLED Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is an uncommon disorder that is characterized by a severe lancinating pain commonly induced by swallowing. There has been some debate among various authors as to which surgical procedure should be adopted to treat cases of GPN: microvascular decompression (MVD) or partial rhizotomy. The latter necessitates the… (More)

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