Microvascular Decompression Surgery

  • Shi-Ting Li
  • Jun Zhong
  • Raymond F. Sekula, Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ken Matsushima, Xiaochun Jiang, Albert L. Rhoton Jr.
    Pages 9-33
  3. Jun Zhong, Ning-Ning Dou
    Pages 51-58
  4. Andrew M. Frederickson, Michael S. Gold, Raymond F. Sekula Jr.
    Pages 59-66
  5. Anthony M. Kaufmann, Behzad Sabit
    Pages 103-122
  6. Marc Sindou, Andrei Brînzeu
    Pages 123-135
  7. Shi-Ting Li, Ting-Ting Ying
    Pages 151-170
  8. Shi-Ting Li, Xue-Sheng Zheng
    Pages 177-185

About this book


This book provides an essential update on microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery, which has been widely accepted as an effective remedy for cranial nerve hyperexcitability disorders such as hemifacial spasm, trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, etc. The authors describe in detail those steps of the process that need the most attention in order to achieve an excellent postoperative outcome, including positioning, craniectomy, approach and identification of the culprit, etc. Though it primarily focuses on surgical principles and technical nuances, the book also addresses the intraoperative electrophysiologic monitoring and pathogeneses of hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia.


Shi-Ting Li, MD, PhD and Jun Zhong, MD, PhD, are from the department of neurosurgery, XinHua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China. Raymond F. Sekula, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, is from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.


Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Hemifacial spasm Microvascular decompression Neurogenic hypertension Trigeminal neuralgia

Editors and affiliations

  • Shi-Ting Li
    • 1
  • Jun Zhong
    • 2
  • Raymond F. Sekula, Jr.
    • 3
  1. 1.ShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Dept. NeurosurgeryXinHua HospitalShanghaiChina
  3. 3.UPMC Presbyterian HospitalPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7365-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7366-9
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