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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 562-566

The use of fusion images as a diagnostic and neurosurgical planning tool in microvascular decompression


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital, Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Japan

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Dr. Thomas Tommy
Jalan Julang 2 No. 8, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_413_20

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Preoperative assessment of surgery using high-quality images can help surgeons to achieve best result of treatment. With the advances in computer technology, interactive multimodality fusion images have been developed. The use of fusion images as a preoperative planning tool is described with its examples in illustrative cases of trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm microvascular decompression (MVD). Interactive computer graphics such as multimodality fusion method is a useful tool to preoperatively predict the need of bone exposure and configuration of blood vessels with its correlation to cranial nerves in MVD.


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