Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm: can intraoperative lateral spread response monitoring improve surgical efficacy?

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether intraoperative monitoring of lateral spread response (LSR) improves the efficacy of microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS). METHODS In this prospective study, patients undergoing MVD for HFS were assigned to one of 2 groups, Group A (MVD with intraoperative LSR monitoring) or… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/2016.11.JNS162148

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