Acta Neurologica Belgica

, Volume 115, Issue 4, pp 831–832 | Cite as

Surgicel for microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve

  • Tomas Menovsky
  • Salome Lou  Bosshart
  • Anton Lukes
Letter to the Editor


Fibrin Glue Trigeminal Nerve Regenerate Cellulose Microvascular Decompression Resection Cavity 
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Conflict of interest

The author has no personal or institutional financial interest in drugs, materials, or devices described in this submission.

Ethical Standard

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.


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© Belgian Neurological Society 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomas Menovsky
    • 1
    • 3
  • Salome Lou  Bosshart
    • 2
  • Anton Lukes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryAntwerp University HospitalEdegemBelgium
  2. 2.Lindenhof HospitalBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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