Skip to content Skip to navigation

Facial Nerve

Facial nerve paralysis following transtympanic penetrating middle ear trauma

November 22, 2011  |  Alfred Marc Iloreta, MD and Benjamin D. Malkin, MD

Delayed facial nerve palsy after endolymphatic sac surgery

August 16, 2011  |  Helen X. Xu, MD, Armin Farajzadeh Deroee, MD, Shruti Joglekar, MD, Natasha Pollak, MD, Francis Hobson, MD, Tristin Santori, HIS, and Michael M. Paparella, MD

Abstract

Data on delayed facial nerve palsy (DFNP) following endolymphatic sac enhancement surgery are limited. We conducted a retrospective chart review to determine the incidence, possible predisposing factors, treatment, and prognosis of DFNP in such cases. We reviewed the records of...

Reconstruction of the paralyzed face

June 14, 2011  |  Ashley B. Robey, MD and Mary C. Snyder, MD

Abstract

Facial nerve paralysis can be difficult to treat because it presents a variety of functional, aesthetic, and psychosocial challenges. The goals of treatment include facial symmetry at rest, corneal protection, oral competence, restoration of voluntary and spontaneous facial...

Measurements of the facial recess anatomy: Implications for sparing the facial nerve and chorda tympani during posterior tympanotomy

October 1, 2010  |  Caglar Calli, MD, Ercan Pinar, MD, Semih Oncel, MD, Bekir Tatar, MD, and Mehmet Ali Tuncbilek, MD

Abstract

Posterior tympanotomy is commonly performed through the facial recess to facilitate cochlear implantation. A rare but serious complication of this procedure is paralysis of the facial nerve and/or the chorda tympani. These complications generally occur because of a limited...

Therapeutic approaches to complicated cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal: A case of associated facial paresis

August 1, 2010  |  Malek Belcadhi, MD, Houda Chahed, PhD, Radhouane Mani, MD, and Kamel Bouzouita, MD

Abstract

Spontaneous cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal (EAC) is an uncommon condition that is difficult to diagnose. In a patient with such a possibility, serious clinical investigation along with radiologic and histologic exploration should be performed early on because a...

Delayed facial paresis following tympanomastoid surgery in a pediatric patient

August 1, 2010  |  Marc C. Thorne, MD, Brian P. Dunham, MD, and Lawrence W.C. Tom, MD

Abstract

Despite the presence of normal facial nerve function in the immediate postoperative period, patients may develop facial nerve dysfunction anywhere from several hours to several days after otologic surgery. This delayed facial paresis, following a broad range of otologic...

Complete obstruction of the stapes footplate by a dehiscent facial nerve in stapedectomy

November 1, 2009  |  Vanessa S. Rothholtz, MD, MSc and Hamid R. Djalilian, MD

Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: Clinician beware

August 1, 2009  |  Neil Tanna, MD, MBA, Philip E. Zapanta, MD, Leela Lavasani, MD, and Nader Sadeghi, MD

Abstract

Intraparotid facial nerve schwannomas are rare neoplasms that are challenging to diagnose and manage. Many patients present with a painless, palpable facial mass. The presence of facial paralysis is variable. Imaging studies and fine-needle aspiration cytology are not always...

Facial nerve hemangioma of the middle ear

March 1, 2009  |  Issam Saliba, MD and Jose N. Fayad, MD

From the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal University Hospital Center (Dr. Saliba), and the House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles (Dr. Fayad)

An alternative treatment for facial nerve tumors: Short-term results of radiotherapy

September 26, 2008  |  Todd A. Hillman, MD, Douglas A. Chen, MD, FACS, and Russell Fuhrer, MD

Abstract

A review of medical records of patients undergoing radiotherapy for facial nerve tumors was undertaken to determine subsequent facial nerve results, hearing results, and tumor control. Two patients with facial nerve tumors received this treatment. Facial nerve function remains...

A facial nerve schwannoma masquerading as a vestibular schwannoma

September 1, 2008  |  Amit Prasai, MRCS, Stephen E.M. Jones, FRCS (ORL-HNS), Justin Cross, MRCP, FRCR, and David A. Moffat, MA, FRCS

Abstract

Schwannoma of the facial nerve is an extremely rare condition with an incidence far lower than that of vestibular schwannoma. We discuss the case of a woman who had been diagnosed as having vestibular schwannoma and referred to our hospital. Initially, we concurred with the...

Pages

Subscribe to Facial Nerve