A 34-year-old member asked:
What's the best surgery for trigeminal neuralgia?
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Dr. Roger Frankel answered
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
MVD: Microvascular decompression is an open surgery that involves placing a spongelike material between the trigeminal nerve and a blood vessel pressing on this. This has the best long term outcome. Almost as effective is stereotactic radiosurgery (one well known type is called gamma knife).
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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