Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Microvascular Decompression

Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Microvascular Decompression

Dr. Sunil Patel, the chair of neurosurgery at MUSC, discusses trigeminal neuralgia, a rare condition that causes intense pain in the face when no painful stimuli are present, and its surgical treatment. Through microvascular decompression, surgeons pull the artery off the trigeminal nerve through a tiny hole in the back of the skull.


Published

July 2, 2019

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The Medical University of South Carolina

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Sunil Patel, MD

Sunil Patel, MD

Chair of Neurosurgery

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