Algorithm to Predict the Outcome of Microvascular Decompression for Hemifacial Spasm: A Data-Mining Analysis Using a Decision Tree.


Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address: [Email]


Although microvascular decompression (MVD) is the primary treatment for hemifacial spasm (HFS), the postoperative course is variable. This study aimed to develop a prediction model of the outcome of MVD in patients with HFS by investigating influential factors.


Decision tree,Hemifacial spasm,Microvascular decompression,Outcome,Prediction model,