Predicting the outcome of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia using magnetic resonance tomographic angiography.

@article{HanBing2010PredictingTO,
  title={Predicting the outcome of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia using magnetic resonance tomographic angiography.},
  author={Shang Han-Bing and Zhao Wei-Guo and Zhu Jun and L M Ning and Shen Jian-Kang and Cai Yu},
  journal={Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={345-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of preoperative magnetic resonance tomographic angiography (MRTA) in predicting the clinical outcomes of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) patients following microvascular decompression (MVD). METHODS Preoperative MRTA imaging was performed on 167 consecutive patients with TN. The characteristics of offending vessels were… CONTINUE READING