Posted by Tony G (184.108.40.206) on December 05, 2001 at 15:50:28:
In Reply to: Abstract Entitled Migraine? Hmmmm.. posted by Tony G on December 05, 2001 at 15:22:17:
For reasons that are in your abstract such as these as well as a 90% success rate, in my opinion just aint good enough to practice your skills on my brain!
Vascular decompression relieves trigeminal neuralgia by placing a small pad between the nerve and the adjoining blood vessels. A neurosurgeon makes an incision in the back of the head to expose the trigeminal nerve at the base of the brain. The pad is inserted between the nerve and the blood vessels to alleviate compression. Pain relief is realized in about 90 percent of patients.
There is a small risk of facial numbness, facial weakness, double vision, infection or deficiencies in hearing or balance. The operation requires a general anesthetic and about a five-day stay in the hospital following the procedure.
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