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2021 Jul 22

Neurosurg Rev

Microvascular decompression as a second step treatment for trigeminal neuralgia in patients with failed two-isocentre gamma knife radiosurgery.


Subsequent microvascular decompression (MVD) might be affected by the previous two-isocentre gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) due to the tissue changes caused by its higher dose radiation and larger treatment volume. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of MVD as a second step treatment after two-isocentre GKS.