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Endoscopic Microvascular Deompression

Side Effects of Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression

While side effects of endoscopic microvascular decompression are greatly reduced compared to traditional endoscopic microvascular decompression, there are still risks involved. Patients should fully understand the risks and side effects of the procedure before undergoing treatment.

These are some of the side effects of endoscopic microvascular decompression that should be discussed with your doctor:
•    Stroke
•    Bleeding
•    Infection at the incision
•    Inflammation of the brain’s surface
•    Facial numbness, pain or weakness
•    Hearing loss
•    Neurectomy (cutting part of the nerve when decompression is not possible)

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