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Microvascular decompression for hypertension--clinical and experimental study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1712916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Balloon compression of the left IXth and Xth cranial nerves and ventrolateral medulla oblongata in dogs resulted in statistically significant increases in blood pressure without obvious changes in cardiac output. Five of 21 hypertensive patients with trigeminal neuralgia or hemifacial spasm demonstrated normalized blood pressure following microvascular decompression for arterial compression of the brainstem in the area of the IXth and Xth cranial nerves on the left. Our experimental and clinical results suggest that neurogenic hypertension caused by the vascular compression of the medulla oblongata can be relieved by microvascular decompression.
I Yamamoto; S Yamada; O Sato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0470-8105     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-22     Completed Date:  1991-08-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation*
Cardiac Output
Glossopharyngeal Nerve
Hypertension / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications,  therapy*
Spasm / surgery
Trigeminal Neuralgia / etiology,  therapy
Vagus Nerve

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