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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. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Sponge
A tiny teflon sponge is used that is inert and not rejected.

In brief: Sponge
A tiny teflon sponge is used that is inert and not rejected.
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