Microvascular decompression is brain surgery to remove pressure (decompression) caused by a very small blood vessel (microvascular) on a cranial nerve, usually the trigeminal nerve.
Microvascular Decompression is used to treat refractory (difficult to treat or unmanageable) facial pain or facial spasms caused by a compressed nerve:
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Candidates for microvascular decompression surgery tend to be younger patients (under age 65) with glossopharyngeal neuralgia, hemifacial spasms or trigeminal neuralgia not caused by multiple sclerosis. Microvascular decompression may be an option if medications and other conservative care treatments have failed to provide relief.
Your doctor will discuss the preparatory steps and details of your specific surgery prior to your surgery. But here are some general overall steps:
A microvascular decompression surgery usually provides immediate relief of the facial pain or facial twitches.
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