Microvascular Decompression in the Treatment of Cranial Nerve Disorders

March 7, 2014 -- Patients with trigeminal disorders are often afflicted with neuralgia and hemifacial spasms. In the past, physicians have struggled to diagnose and treat these conditions. But microvascular decompression has become the treatment of choice for correcting cranial nerve disorders, and has seen significant advances in recent years. Raymond Sekula, Jr., MD, director of the Cranial Nerve Disorders Program at UPMC, discusses the recent improvements and refinements made to the microvascular decompression procedure.