Microvascular decompression to treat hemifacial spasm: long-term results for a consecutive series of 143 patients.

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OBJECTIVE The concept of neurovascular decompression for the treatment of hemifacial spasm is now widely accepted. In this study, we report our long-term results for 145 cases treated with this procedure. METHODS The results of 145 microvascular decompressions to treat hemifacial spasm (performed between 1980 and 1998) among 143 patients (62.2% female… (More)

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