Suprafloccular approach via the petrosal fissure and venous corridors for microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve: technique notes and clinical outcomes.

@article{Wang2018SuprafloccularAV,
  title={Suprafloccular approach via the petrosal fissure and venous corridors for microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve: technique notes and clinical outcomes.},
  author={Hao Wang and Xiang Ying and Wen Han Yu and Qiang Zhu and Xiao Dong and Yong F Sheng and Ding Wang},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={
          324-333
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Surgical exposure and decompression of the entire trigeminal nerve in a conventional lateral supracerebellar approach can be challenging because of blockages from the superior petrosal vein complex, cerebellum, and vestibulocochlear nerve. The authors demonstrate a novel suprafloccular approach via the petrosal fissure and venous corridors that… CONTINUE READING