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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does the success rate of microvascular decompression surgery go down if it is preceded by percutaneous procedures like as radio frequency rhizotomy, glycerol injection or balloon compression?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
No: The surgery isn't compromised by that it just means other therapies didn't work.
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