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2022 Dec 12

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)

A Case Series of Trigeminal Neuralgia With Pure Venous Compression: Postoperative Outcomes Associated With Intraoperative Venous Transposition Versus Coagulation.


So RJ, Kalluri AL, Materi J, Nair SK, Lim M, Huang J, Bettegowda C, Xu R
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2022 Dec 12.
PMID: 36661381.


Microvascular decompressions (MVDs) are effective open-surgical procedures for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Intraoperative management of compressive veins may include either venous transposition or coagulation. Although both are generally considered safe, which technique results in optimal postoperative outcomes remains unclear.