Letter to the Editor. MRI and trigeminal neuralgia

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TO THE EDITOR: I was interested to read the paper by Brînzeu et al.1 (Brînzeu A, Drogba L, Sindou M: Reliability of MRI for predicting characteristics of neurovascular conflicts in trigeminal neuralgia: implications for surgical decision making. J Neurosurg [epub ahead of print April 6, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2017.8.JNS171222]). The choice of microvascular decompression (MVD) for treating refractory classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN) relies mostly on preoperative imaging findings, but the degree of reliability of MRI remains a matter of debate. The authors aimed to assess the reliability of MRI and the predictability of neurovascular conflict

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Correspondence Siamak Sabour: s.sabour@sbmu.ac.ir.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online August 10, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2018.4.JNS18996.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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