Is the root entry/exit zone important in microvascular compression syndromes?

@article{Ridder2002IsTR,
  title={Is the root entry/exit zone important in microvascular compression syndromes?},
  author={Dirk De Ridder and Aage M\oller and J. S. A. Verlooy and Maria Cornelissen and Leo I F J M De Ridder},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={427-33; discussion 433-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Microvascular compression syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and disabling positional vertigo involve an artery or vein compressing a cranial nerve. A cranial nerve is composed of a central nervous system (CNS) segment and a peripheral nervous system (PNS) segment separated by the root entry/exit zone (REZ). Although vascular compression can occur at any point along the cranial nerve, it has been generally assumed that only vascular contact at the REZ of the… CONTINUE READING

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