Surgical results of microvascular decompression procedures and patient's postoperative quality of life: review of 139 cases.

Abstract

Microvascular decompression (MVD) is effective for the relief of symptoms, but little is known about the impact of the MVD procedure on patient's quality of life (QoL) or which QoL factors are important. The surgical results of MVD and the impact of this procedure were evaluated on patient's QoL in 139 patients, 74 with hemifacial spasm (HFS) and 65 with… (More)

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