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Vascular Decompression

Surgical Procedure

Vascular Decompression

Indications for Surgery

Dizziness, Tinnitus, Facial Spasm, or other symptom from compression of a cranial nerve by a blood vessel in the space between the brain and the base of the skull.

Anesthesia

General

Surgical Time

1.5-3 hours

Hospital Admission

1-3 days

Surgical Procedure

A Middle Fossa or Suboccipital Approach is used to approach the nerve-vessel interface. The vessel is elevated from the nerve and a fine Teflon piece (similar to a cotton ball), is placed between the nerve and the vessel.

 

 


 
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