Trigeminal Neuralgia: Comparison of Treatment Methods

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Comparison of Treatment Methods (click here) J Neurosurg. 2017 Feb 24:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.JNS16149. [Epub ahead of print] Prospective comparison of long-term pain relief rates after first-time microvascular decompression and stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia. Wang DD1, Raygor KP1, Cage TA1, Ward MM1, Westcott S1, Barbaro NM2, Chang EF1. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE Common... Read More

Moyamoya Disease Treatments can be Evaluated Using SPECT Blood Flow Imaging

Moyamoya Disease SPECT Imaging post surgery (click here to see article) Clin Nucl Med. 2017 May;42(5):e269-e272. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001606. Brain Perfusion Before and After Surgical Treatment of Moyamoya Disease. Drouet C1, Morel O, Thines L, Porot C, Boulahdour H. Author information Abstract Moyamoya disease is characterized by bilateral progressive terminal internal carotid arteries steno-occlusion. In this... Read More

Hemifacial Spasm Effective Treatment

See recent article in the Journal of Neurosurgery describing effective treatments for hemifacial spasm RESULTS Regarding the retrospective analysis, 242 of 331 patients completed the questionnaire. The mean score of the 10 QOL questions improved from 22.78 (SD 9.83) to 2.17 (SD 5.75) following MVD (p < 0.001). There was significant improvement across all subscales... Read More