Sole Arterial vs. Venous Compression in Trigeminal Neuralgia

Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon Risheng Xu recaps his trigeminal neuralgia treatment presentation at the 2022 Congress of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting. His research sought to understand the differences between arterial and venous compression in pain presentation and in relief following microvascular decompression. His findings suggest that if preoperative MRIs can accurately identify a patient’s source of compression as either arterial or venous, then improved preoperative counseling can be provided.

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Risheng Xu, M.D., Ph.D., A.M.

Risheng Xu, M.D., Ph.D., A.M.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgeon

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