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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018, 6(7), 143-145
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-7-6
Open AccessA Clinical Study

Key Hole Craniotomy for Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm: A Short Series of 4 Cases

Sharad Samson Rajmani1, Neeraj Salhotra1, , Dr Samit Biniwale1, Levingston Chelladurai1, Bashar Al Tunbi1 and Fahad Abaas Al Kheder1

1Department of Neurosurgery Khoula Hospital Muscat Oman PO box 90, Postal Code 116

Pub. Date: August 19, 2018

Cite this paper:
Sharad Samson Rajmani, Neeraj Salhotra, Dr Samit Biniwale, Levingston Chelladurai, Bashar Al Tunbi and Fahad Abaas Al Kheder. Key Hole Craniotomy for Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm: A Short Series of 4 Cases. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018; 6(7):143-145. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-7-6


Micro vascular decompression is performed as a common procedure in neurosurgical field for trigeminal neuralgia, hemi facial spasm, tinnitus etc. Regular craniotomy or craniectomy amounts to significant concerns in length of incision, size of craniotomy, postoperative stay in hospital, complications encountered and outcome. Keyhole craniotomy is an answer to all these concerns [1]. We present here our short series of key hole craniotomies done for micro vascular decompression for various indications and confirming the favorable outcome.

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