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Fusiform aneurysm of the vertebral artery presenting with hemifacial spasm treated by microvascular decompression.
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PMID:  15924209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare case of symptomatic hemifacial spasm caused by a fusiform vertebral artery aneurysm. A 59-year-old woman presented with left hemifacial spasm of 18 months duration. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an enlarged a fusiform aneurysm of the left vertebral artery which compressed the seventh cranial nerve at its exit from the caudal pons. Microvascular decompression of the facial nerve with moving of the aneurysm resulted in complete relief of the hemifacial spasm. No enlargement of the aneurysm was shown on follow-up for a period of 6 years.
M Uchino; J Nomoto; T Ohtsuka; T Kuramitsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  147     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-28     Completed Date:  2006-09-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  901-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Saiseikai Yokohama-shi Nambu Hospital, Yokohama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Facial Nerve Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Hemifacial Spasm / etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology*,  surgery
Vertebral Artery*

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