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descompresión retrogaseriana

English translation: microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve

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Spanish term or phrase:descompresión retrogaseriana
English translation:microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve
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14:59 Jan 13, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: descompresión retrogaseriana
neurotomía o descompresión retrogaseriana trigeminal
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neurotomy or microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve
Explanation:
The English and Spanish terms are very different in this case. Gasser's ganglion is better known as the trigeminal nucleus in English (Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary). "Decompression" surgery is more accurately termed "microvascular decompression surgery" (to differentiate from tumoral or other types of compression). I couldn't find any reference to "retrogasserian" or "retronuclear" surgery in literature written by native English speakers. I did find a reference to "suboccipital microvascular decompression" (http://www.neurosurgery-umms.com/s0231decompression.htm). Trigeminal procedures are often included under facial nerve procedures, further complicating the search for accurate terminological equivalents. There is an excellent description of the conditions and surgical procedures at http://www.hemifacialspasm.org/cof/mipa06.shtml.
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naneurotomy or microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve
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neurotomy or microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve


Explanation:
The English and Spanish terms are very different in this case. Gasser's ganglion is better known as the trigeminal nucleus in English (Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary). "Decompression" surgery is more accurately termed "microvascular decompression surgery" (to differentiate from tumoral or other types of compression). I couldn't find any reference to "retrogasserian" or "retronuclear" surgery in literature written by native English speakers. I did find a reference to "suboccipital microvascular decompression" (http://www.neurosurgery-umms.com/s0231decompression.htm). Trigeminal procedures are often included under facial nerve procedures, further complicating the search for accurate terminological equivalents. There is an excellent description of the conditions and surgical procedures at http://www.hemifacialspasm.org/cof/mipa06.shtml.


    Reference: http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/fnctnlhp.htm&id=444
    www.neurosurgery-umms.com/s0231decompression.htm, www.hemifacialspasm.org/cof/mipa06.shtml
Barbara Thomas
United States
Local time: 13:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 309
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Great!!!!!!!! Thanks a lot.
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