Trigeminal numbness and tic relief after microvascular decompression for typical trigeminal neuralgia.

@article{Barker1997TrigeminalNA,
  title={Trigeminal numbness and tic relief after microvascular decompression for typical trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Fred G. Barker and Peter J. Jannetta and David J. Bissonette and H. D. Jho},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
OBJECTIVE After most operative treatments for trigeminal neuralgia, long-term tic relief is closely correlated with postoperative numbness in the trigeminal distribution. Microvascular decompression (MVD) is proposed to relieve tic through a nontraumatic mechanism. We investigated the relationship between postoperative trigeminal numbness and tic relief in a large, prospectively followed cohort of patients treated with MVD for typical trigeminal neuralgia. METHODS Of 1204 patients who… CONTINUE READING

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