What is the efficacy of MVD in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: Kim J Burchiel, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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In 2008, Tatli et al reviewed surgical options, which mostly included MVD and radiofrequency rhizotomy. [2] Their review suggests that each surgical technique for treatment of TN has merits and limitations. They also found that MVD provides the highest rate of long-term patient satisfaction with the lowest rate of pain recurrence.


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