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

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

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2007



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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