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2022 Jul 13

World Neurosurg

Safety and cost savings associated with reduced inpatient hospitalization for microvascular decompression.


Xu R, Nair SK, Materi J, Raj D, Park G, Medikonda R, Alomari S, Kim T, Xia Y, Huang J, Lim M, Bettegowda C
World Neurosurg. 2022 Jul 13.
PMID: 35842175.


Microvascular decompression (MVD) has grown as a first-line surgical intervention for severe facial pain from trigeminal neuralgia and/or hemifacial spasm. We sought to examine the safety and cost-benefits of discharging MVD patients within one day of admission.