User Tools

Site Tools


Neurovascular compression

The symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia are believed to arise from neurovascular compression near the trigeminal root entry zone of the trigeminal nerve; however, this still remains theory 1) 2).

A case of posterior cerebral artery aneurysm, which caused the isolated trigeminal neuralgia in a 48-year-old woman, was operated on through microvascular decompression and the aneurysm was wrapped 3).

Leal PRL, Hermier M, Froment JC, Souza MA, Cristino-Filho G, Sindou M. Preoperative demonstration of the neurovascular compression characteristics with special emphasis on the degree of compression, using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging: a prospective study, with comparison to surgical findings, in 100 consecutive patients who underwent microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010;152(5):817–825.
Thomas KL, Vilensky JA. The anatomy of vascular compression in trigeminal neuralgia. Clin Anat. 2013. doi: 10.1002/ca.22157.
Dzierżanowski J, Słoniewski P. Trigeminal neuralgia caused by aneurysm of the posterior cerebral artery: a case description and the analysis of anatomical variety of vascular complex in the rood entry zone of trigeminal nerve. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2014;73(2):224-228. doi: 10.5603/FM.2014.0033. PubMed PMID: 24902103.
neurovascular_compression.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/27 18:12 (external edit)