A member asked:

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

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Michael Depietro answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

A tiny teflon sponge is used that is inert and not rejected.

Answered Sep 28, 2016


Dr. Jefferson Chen answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

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.

Answered Jan 5, 2019



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