Microvascular Decompression of the Trigeminal Nerve with Petrous Sling Technique: Surgical Video.
The retrosigmoid approach for microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve (TN) is an established and highly effective technique for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia due to vascular compression. It is common to place a pledget or other cushion material between the source of vascular compression, typically the superior cerebellar artery (SCA), and the TN after vessel mobilization and decompression. A previous study demonstrated the use of a tentorial sling on the SCA to maintain decompression of the TN, with encouraging results.
Medical Subject Headings
Aged; Cerebellum; Humans; Male; Microvascular Decompression Surgery; Polytetrafluoroethylene; Trigeminal Neuralgia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Cole, Tyler S and Mirzadeh, Zaman, "Microvascular Decompression of the Trigeminal Nerve with Petrous Sling Technique: Surgical Video." (2020). Neurosurgery. 564.