Az agyidegek vascularis kompressziós szindrómái

Translated title of the contribution: Vascular compression syndromes of the cranial nerves

Ádám Kuncz, Erika Vörös, Pál Barzó

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The blood vessels which are running nearby the cranial nerves and the brainstem can be elongated; curves and loops of the vessels may develop mostly due to the degenerative alterations of ageing and these vessels can compress the surrounding neural elements. The authors report a review of vascular compression syndromes based on the literature and their own experience. The typical clinical symptoms of the syndromes subserving the proper diagnosis, the pathomechanism, the significance of imaging especially the magnetic resonance angiography, the experience with the surgical technique of microvascular decompression which is the only causal treatment of the syndromes are discussed. In cases of non-responsible medical treatment the microvascular decompression should be the eligible treatment in certain syndromes (trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm) for it is a highly effective and low risk method.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)6-13
Number of pages8
JournalIdeggyogyaszati szemle
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 30 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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