Teflon Might Be a Factor Accounting for a Failed Microvascular Decompression in Hemifacial Spasm: A Technical Note.
Department of Neurosurgery, Xin Hua Hospital, Cranial Nerve Disease Center of Shanghai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, PR China.
- Published Article
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
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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