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Anxiety, depression, and hopelessness in patients before and after treatment for peripheral facial paralysis

April 30, 2018  |  Fatih Arslan, MD; Mert Cemal Gokgoz, MD; Murat Binar, MD; Emre Aydemir, MD; Abdullah Durmaz, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to investigate the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatment on alleviating facial paralysis, as well as the anxiety and depression that are associated with it. Our study population was made up of 105 patients-59 men and 46 women, aged 18 to 60...

An atypical presentation of hemifacial spasm secondary to neurovascular compression

March 14, 2018  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Radia Ksayer, MD; Jeremy Nguyen, MD

Visualization of the vascular structure and the nerve is best achieved in oblique sagittal gradient MR imaging.

Preoperative evaluation and intraoperative protection of the facial nerve in congenital aural atresia

December 12, 2017  |  Jie Li, MD; Shouqin Zhao, PhD; Lin Yang, MD; Yi Li, PhD; Xiaobo Ma, PhD; Danni Wang, PhD; Ran Ren, MD; Ying Li, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to assess the value of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in identifying facial nerve variations in patients with congenital aural atresia and to determine how they affect otologic reconstruction surgery. Our study population was made up...

Facial nerve mimicking the fibrocartilaginous annulus of the tympanic membrane

April 30, 2017  |  Hande Senem Deveci, MD; Tülay Erden Habeşoğlu, MD; Cem Karataş, MD; Selami Uzun, MD

In this case, the mastoid segment of the facial nerve was mobilized with a microelevetor at the posterior quadrant, but the facial nerve was preserved.

Glomus faciale tumors: A report of 3 cases and literature review

March 24, 2017  |  Sahar Nadimi, MD; John P. Leonetti, MD; Sam J. Marzo, MD; Douglas E. Anderson, MD; Gulrez Mahmood, MD; Derek Bumgarner, MD

Abstract

Our objectives in reporting this case series are to familiarize readers with the rare occurrence of paragangliomas originating along the facial nerve and to provide a literature review. We describe 3 such cases that occurred at our tertiary care academic medical center. Two...

Facial reanimation according to the postresection defect during lateral skull base surgery

December 7, 2016  |  John P. Leonetti, MD; Sahar Nadimi, MD; Sam J. Marzo, MD; Douglas Anderson, MD; Darl Vandevender, MD

Abstract

The vast majority of benign tumors of the cerebellopontine angle, temporal bone, and parotid gland can be successfully resected without permanent injury to the facial nerve. Malignant tumors or recurrent disease may require facial nerve sacrifice, especially if preoperative...

Neoplastic causes of nonacute facial paralysis: A review of 221 cases

September 19, 2016  |  John P. Leonetti, MD; Sam J. Marzo, MD; Douglas A. Anderson, MD; Joshua M. Sappington, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective review to assess the clinical presentation of patients with tumor-related nonacute complete peripheral facial weakness or an incomplete partial facial paresis and to provide an algorithm for the evaluation and management of these patients. Our study...

Improved visualization of a dehiscent facial nerve with otoendoscopy

April 30, 2016  |  James G. Naples, MD; John W. House, MD; Benjamin J. Wycherly, MD

In middle ear surgery, endoscopy is a valuable instrument for second-look procedures in cholesteatoma.

Facial nerve neurofibroma presenting with external auditory canal tumor and facial palsy

December 14, 2015  |  Yao-Ying Tseng, MD; Cheng-Chien Yang, MD; Chen-Chuan Li, MD; Min-Tsan Shu, MD

Facial nerve neurofibromas are benign and rare, and they generally present with facial palsy; however, hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo are also observed occasionally.

An imaging study of the facial nerve canal in congenital aural atresia

October 31, 2015  |  Shouqin Zhao, PhD; Demin Han, PhD; Zhenchang Wang, PhD; Jie Li, MD; Yanni Qian, MD; Yuanyuan Ren, MD; Jiyong Dong, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to investigate the abnormalities of the facial nerve canal in patients with congenital aural atresia by computed tomography (CT). Our study population was made up of 99 patients-68 males and 31 females, aged 6 to 22 years (mean: 13.5)-who had...

Facial nerve paralysis: Smile reconstruction using the masseteric nerve

September 21, 2015  |  Moustafa Mourad, MD; Christopher Linstrom, MD; Grigoriy Mashkevich, MD

Reanimation methods range from static slings and nerve transfers to dynamic muscle techniques, such as regional temporalis and free gracilis transfer.

Mirror book therapy for the treatment of idiopathic facial palsy

September 18, 2014  |  Jodi Maron Barth, PT; Gincy L. Stezar, PTA; Gabriela C. Acierno, SPT; Thomas J. Kim, MD; Michael J. Reilly, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective chart review to determine the effectiveness of treating idiopathic facial palsy with mirror book therapy in conjunction with facial physical rehabilitation. We compared outcomes in 15 patients who underwent mirror book therapy in addition to...

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