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Teflon Might Be a Factor Accounting for a Failed Microvascular Decompression in Hemifacial Spasm: A Technical Note.

Authors
  • Dou, Ning-Ning1
  • Zhong, Jun
  • Liu, Ming-Xing
  • Xia, Lei
  • Sun, Hui
  • Li, Bin
  • Li, Shi-Ting
  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Xin Hua Hospital, Cranial Nerve Disease Center of Shanghai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, PR China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
94
Issue
3
Pages
154–158
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000446192
PMID: 27251374
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although it is not difficult for an experienced neurosurgeon to discover a neurovascular conflict during the MVD process, the size, shape and location of the Teflon sponge should not be ignored. Basically, the Teflon insert is used to keep the offending artery away from the facial nerve root rather than to isolate it. Therefore, the ideal Teflon sponge should be just small enough to produce a neurovascular separation.

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