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2020 May 01

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)

Surgical Management of the Trigeminocerebellar Artery in Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia.


The trigeminocerebellar artery (TCA) is a variant branch of the basilar artery supplying the trigeminal nerve root and cerebellar hemisphere, which may contribute to trigeminal neuralgia (TGN). Despite its unique anatomic description, information regarding the preoperative diagnosis and surgical management of TCA is lacking.