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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can the pain can come back after microvascular decompression brain surgery to stop tn?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There are never 100% guarantees.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Yes: There are many options to treat trugeminal neuralgia. Mvd is about 80% effective at 5 years in controlling the pain. You may still be a candidate for stereotactic radio surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Reoperation, rhizotomy(heating or chemically treating) are other options to lower radiation long term risks, but increase risk of facial inj
Feb 26, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology 35 years experience
MVD is the best treatment for TN in those who can tolerate surgery. If pain returns, a re-operation is possible. If not other procedures may be performed.
Jul 21, 2013
Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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