Safety of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia in the elderly. Clinical article.

@article{Rughani2011SafetyOM,
  title={Safety of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia in the elderly. Clinical article.},
  author={Anand I. Rughani and Travis Michael Dumont and Chih-ta Lin and Bruce I. Tranmer and Michael A. Horgan},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={202-9}
}
OBJECT Microvascular decompression (MVD) offers an effective and durable treatment for patients suffering from trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Because the disorder has a tendency to occur in older persons, the risks of surgical treatment in the elderly have been a topic of recent interest. To date, evidence derived from several small retrospective and a single prospective case series has suggested that age does not increase the complication rate associated with surgery. Using a large national… CONTINUE READING