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2019 Oct

World Neurosurg


Outcomes and Safety of Overlapping Surgery in Patients Undergoing Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm and Trigeminal Neuralgia.


Min L, Liu MX, Zhang W, Tao B, Sun Q, Li S, Wang X
World Neurosurg. 2019 Oct; 130:e1084-e1090.
PMID: 31323398.


Overlapping surgery, performed by the same primary attending surgeon asynchronously, has gained significant attention from the government and media as potentially harmful to patients. Therefore, the goal of this study was to evaluate the outcomes and safety of overlapping versus nonoverlapping microvascular decompression (MVD) operation.