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      Safety and effectiveness of microvascular decompression for treatment of hemifacial spasm: a systematic review.

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      British journal of neurosurgery

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          Abstract

          Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is caused by vascular compression of the VII cranial nerve at its root exit zone from the brainstem. Microvascular decompression (MVD) is the only treatment option that offers the prospect of a definitive cure for HFS. We conducted the first systematic review on the safety and effectiveness of MVD for the treatment of HFS.

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          Journal
          Br J Neurosurg
          British journal of neurosurgery
          1360-046X
          0268-8697
          Aug 2012
          : 26
          : 4
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Miller Scientific Consulting, Inc., Arden, NC 28704, USA. lmiller@millerscinc.com
          Article
          10.3109/02688697.2011.641613
          22168965
          813483ae-fa5e-4f61-abc2-53504ffbf5a5

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