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2023 Feb 01

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)



Microvascular Decompression for Concurrent Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemi-Laryngopharyngeal Spasm: A Case Report.


Katayama M, Noro S, Asayama B, Amano Y, Okuma M, Honjo K, Seo Y, Nakamura H
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2023 Feb 01; 24(2):e130-e134.
PMID: 36637324.


Hemi-laryngopharyngeal spasm (HeLPS) may result from vascular compression of the vagus nerve and can be treated using microvascular decompression. We describe the clinical characteristics and surgical treatment in a case of concurrent trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and HeLPS.