Electromyographic lateral spread in microvascular decompression procedures for hemifacial spasms – Correlation with outcome

K.V. Eckardstein, V. Rohde & M. Link
Objective: In microvascular decompression procedures of the facial nerve for hemifacial spasms electrophysiologic monitoring is used routinely. Resolution of lateral spread in EMG monitoring of the facial nerve is a characteristic intraoperative finding after decompression of the nerve. A positive correlation[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]