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what is used to pad the nerve during microvascular decompression? does the body ever reject the material?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Sponge: A tiny teflon sponge is used that is inert and not rejected.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Teflon: Generally for a microvascular decompression an inert substance like a sterile teflon pledget is used to pad the nerve. This helps to shield the nerve from the movements of the artery. These material for the most part are inert and are not rejected by the body.

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