Trigeminal neuralgia: what are the important factors for good operative outcomes with microvascular decompression.

@article{Li2004TrigeminalNW,
  title={Trigeminal neuralgia: what are the important factors for good operative outcomes with microvascular decompression.},
  author={Shi-Ting Li and Qinggang Pan and Ningtao Liu and Feng Shen and Z Liu and Yuhang Guan},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={
          400-4; discussion 404-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Microvascular decompression has been widely used as the first choice in treating trigeminal neuralgia, but in a few patients, facial pain cannot be effectively controlled by microvascular decompression. We sought to clarify the important factors for good operative outcomes. METHODS We reviewed 62 patients with trigeminal neuralgia treated by microvascular decompression during the period 2000 through 2002, including clinical presentation, operative findings, techniques, and outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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