AbstractOBJECTIVE:We describe an easy and useful method for treating hemifacial spasm related to the vertebral artery.METHODS:The technique entails the manufacture of a dural belt harvested from the cerebellar convexity dura and a dural bridge made at the petrous dura combined with the use of an aneurysm clip. The dural belt holds the vertebral artery and is anchored to the dural bridge by fixation with an aneurysm clip after the vertebral artery is transposed to an appropriate position.RESULTS:The technique proved to be safe and effective in a series of six patients with hemifacial spasm who were followed up for a period of 2 months to more than 10 years after surgery. All patients were affected on the left side. Multiple offending arteries were present in three cases. Hemifacial spasm completely disappeared in all patients.CONCLUSION:This method represents a feasible option for the treatment of hemifacial spasm caused by a tortuous, elongated, or enlarged vertebral artery.
Neurosurgery – Oxford University Press
Published: Dec 1, 1999
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera