You have to watch this!! It shows a woman with TN, it explains her symptoms, it shows a 3D view of bloodvessel and TN nerve and then the MVD surgery. It's relieving to see in the "real world", yet scary at the same time. But I also thought it was a great way to try and explain this to people, like friends and family.
This was sent from the enewsletter from the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, just so you know.
Copy, paste and watch.
first link is symptom video, second is scan and video of actual surgery....
If you have trouble with this link let me know, I can post the newsletter instead. It's worth watching, I promise. And not just for Dr.Travis, lol (Yep, he IS the doctor from the old Bachelor show a few years back!)
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