How well does microvascular decompression work for trigeminal neuralgia?


  • Microvascular decompression (MVD) is a potential treatment option for individuals with classical or idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and neurovascular contact (NVC).

Why this matters

  • TN is associated with severe, debilitating pain that impacts individuals’ physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

  • Current pharmacological treatments for TN are associated with limiting side effects.

  • Findings from this study can help to determine if MVD is a suitable treatment for these individuals.