Outcome of microvascular decompression in management of hemifacial spasm caused by vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia – Case study

Ehab El-Refaee, Christian Rosenstengel, Soenke Langner, Joerg Baldauf, Marc Matthes & Henry W. S. Schroeder
Objective: Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is a vascular anomaly that can be a rare cause of hemifacial spasm when the ectatic arteries exert compression on the brain stem at the facial nerve root exit zone (REZ). In this study, we evaluate the efficacy of microvascular decompression (MVD) in managing[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]