Suboccipital Craniectomy and Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Ronald Brisman
Part of the Topics in Neurosurgery book series (TINS, volume 3)

Abstract

Suboccipital craniectomy and the operating microscope provide excellent exposure of the trigeminal nerve and nearby structures. The sensory part of the trigeminal nerve may be deliberately denervated by coagulation and/or section, usually of the caudal one third or one half [1]; an alternative maneuver is microvascular decompression [2]. Many patients with intractable pain from trigeminal neuralgia have had relief of pain following either of the above procedures.

Keywords

Foam Neuropathy Neurol Sponge Meningitis 

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