Neurovascular Compression

Neurovascular compression is a condition in which blood vessels around the hearing, balance, and facial nerves can cause compression and lead to sensations of hearing loss, imbalance, and abnormal facial movements.

Treatment for Neurovascular Compression

The treatment of this disorder is controversial. Oftentimes, if the symptoms are mild or are not overly bothersome, the symptoms themselves are simply managed.  In other cases when the symptoms become unmanageable, some advocate surgical placement of inert materials between the blood vessels and nerves to help relieve compression.  This is called neurovascular decompression.

A Teflon pad has been placed to relieve the pressure of the artery from the nerve.