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Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm in patients >65 years of age: an analysis of outcomes and complications.

Authors
  • Sekula, Raymond F Jr
  • Frederickson, Andrew M
  • Arnone, Gregory D
  • Quigley, Matthew R
  • Hallett, Mark
Type
Published Article
Journal
Muscle & Nerve
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2013
Volume
48
Issue
5
Pages
770–776
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/mus.23800
PMID: 24000070
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Although this study does not offer definitive inclusion or exclusion criteria or clearly establish the safety of MVD for HFS in the elderly, our experience suggests that many elderly patients with HFS can undergo MVD safely, with outcomes and risk profiles similar to those of younger patients.

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