Neurovascular Contact of Cranial Nerve IX and X Root-Entry Zone in Hypertensive Patients.

Abstract

-Neurovascular contact of the left rostral ventrolateral medulla has been implicated in the pathogenesis of "essential" hypertension, and recent intervention studies suggest that surgical decompression of the ventrolateral medulla lowers blood pressure in these patients. We assessed the prevalence of this vascular anomaly in patients with essential… (More)

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