Title

Microvascular Decompression of the Trigeminal Nerve with Petrous Sling Technique: Surgical Video.

Department

Neurosurgery

Document Type

Article

Abstract

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

Publication Date

3-1-2020

Publication Title

World Neurosurg

ISSN

1878-8769

Volume

135

First Page

252

Last Page

252

PubMed ID

31877394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.wneu.2019.12.083

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