4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC
Moderated by Dr Nico Enslin
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Constantiaberg
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery University of Lyon, France
> Topic: From Imaging to Surgery
This presentation will expose the selection of patients with classical trigeminal neuralgia for MVD based on clinical and imaging data. Technical nuances in order to avoid complications will be presented on the basis of current evidence including long term outcome. Alternatives to MVD and decision-making algorithms will be addressed for a comprehensive discussion on the surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes” Timisoara, Romania
> Topic: Reliability of Imaging
This presentation will focus on the reliability of preoperative MRI to identify a neurovascular conflict from a surgical decision-making perspective. Other anatomical abnormalities impacting on surgical indication and outcome will also be presented: angulation of root on crossing over the upper petrous ridge, sagging structures in the posterior fossa, small cerebello-pontine angle cistern, arachnoiditis.