Trigeminal neuralgia associated with contralateral cerebellar arteriovenous malformation

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Address reprint requests to: Kenichi Sato, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1–1 Seiryou-Machi, Aoba-Ku, Sendai, Japan. email: kenmina@nsg.med.tohoku.ac.jp.

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    Thin-slice SPGR MR image obtained before MVD, revealing some vessels in the vicinity of the right trigeminal root (white arrow).

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    Intraoperative photographs (left) and corresponding illustrations (right) showing the trigeminal nerve held between two dilated red veins (upper and center panels). During surgery the nerve was released and Teflon felt was interposed (lower panels). Roman numerals indicate cranial nerves. n = nerve; v = vein.

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