Teflon granuloma with midbrain cysts after microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve

P. Smucker, Jose Bonnin, M. B. Pritz

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Abstract

Granuloma formation is a known complication after microvascular decompression using Teflon fibers. Such granulomas commonly present with recurrent neuralgia whereas other symptoms are exceedingly rare. We report the first case of a multicystic lesion due to a Teflon granuloma that is also uncommon for the lack of recurrent neuralgia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-539
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume149
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

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Keywords

  • Brain cyst
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Teflon granuloma
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Teflon granuloma with midbrain cysts after microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve. / Smucker, P.; Bonnin, Jose; Pritz, M. B.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 149, No. 5, 05.2007, p. 537-539.

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