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Turk Neurosurg



A Clinical Analysis of Microvascular Decompression Surgery with Sacrification of the Superior Petrosal Venous Complex for Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Single-Surgeon Experience.


Abstract Objective: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic facial pain syndrome. Although there exist several therapeutic methods, microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery is the most effective for pain relief. Most neurosurgeons preserve the superior petrosal venous complex to avoid possible complications. We claim that superior petrosal vein sacrification is not associated with debilitating complications. In this review, we report our own surgical outcomes in trigeminal neuralgia patients.