Success of microvascular decompression with and without prior surgical therapy for trigeminal neuralgia.

@article{Barba1984SuccessOM,
  title={Success of microvascular decompression with and without prior surgical therapy for trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Diego Barba and John F. Alksne},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={104-7}
}
Clinical records and patient interviews in 37 cases of trigeminal neuralgia treated by microvascular decompression by a single surgeon were studied retrospectively. Outcomes were determined with an average follow-up period of 43 months. Abnormalities in the region of the trigeminal nerve were identified in each case. Patients undergoing microvascular decompression as a primary procedure were cured (total pain relief without further therapy) at a rate of 91%, versus 43% in patients treated with… CONTINUE READING

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