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Clinical observations on sensory effects of trigeminal dorsal root section
  1. Adolfo Ley,
  2. José Ma. Guitart
  1. Neurosurgical Clinic, University of Barcelona Medical School, Barcelona, Spain


    Further clinical and operative support is presented for Dandy's discovery in 1929 of the presence of accessory sensory fibres of the fifth cranial nerve, running a separate course from the main sensory root at its exit from the pons. The advantages are stressed of Dandy's subcerebellar approach in selected cases for sparing those fibres as well as the motor root.

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    • 1 Presented in a TV Panel at the IVth International Congress of Neurological Surgery, New York, N.Y., September 1969.