How are trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm treated?

Trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm are neurological problems, which can be quite disabling, and are believed to be produced by the compression of the respective cranial nerve by a blood vessel at the base of the brain.

Microsurgical techniques and specialized intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring affords treatment to patients who have failed medical therapy or are unable to tolerate medications on a long-term basis.

Percutaneous techniques under local anesthesia are used for patients who are not candidates or who do not desire the microsurgical operation.

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