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Surgical treatment for combined hemifacial spasm and atypical trigeminal neuralgia caused by a tortuous basilar artery. Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22617178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Simultaneous hemifacial spasm (HFS) and trigeminal neuralgia caused by cranial nerve (CN) compression from a tortuous basilar artery (BA) is very rare. We report a case of a 66-year-old man who presented with both HFS and "atypical" trigeminal neuralgia. The patient had a tortuous BA compressing both CN V and VII. The patient underwent microvascular decompression after failing conservative medical management. To the best of our knowledge this is the first reported case of both HFS and "atypical" trigeminal neuralgia that were both successfully treated by surgical intervention. We report the management of this rare combination and review the literature.
L V Gressot; W Hassaneen; B D Fox; B D Mitchell; C E Tatsui; B L Ehni; I Omeis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA -
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