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Experimental Facial Nerve Paralysis: An Evaluation of Surgical and Medical Therapy

Experimental Facial Nerve Paralysis: An Evaluation of Surgical and Medical Therapy Abstract In an attempt to evaluate the possible beneficial effects of facial nerve decompression or steroid therapy in Bell's palsy, a vascular lesion, simulating Bell's palsy, was produced in the intratemporal facial nerve of monkeys with ultrasound irradiation. The influence of surgical decompression or steroid therapy on the recovery rate was studied. Facial nerve decompression had little effect on the rate of recovery of facial function. Dexamethasone did little to influence the eventual return of facial function. In a corticotropin-treated animal earlier clinical return of facial function was seen. References 1. Boyle WF: Facial nerve paralysis: An experimental investigation of facial nerve regeneration in monkeys . Laryngoscope 76:1921-1948, 1966.Crossref 2. Boyle WF: Evaluation of facial nerve decompression in experimental facial nerve paralysis in monkeys . Laryngoscope 77:1168-1178, 1967.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Experimental Facial Nerve Paralysis: An Evaluation of Surgical and Medical Therapy

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 95 (4) – Apr 1, 1972

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080507004
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Abstract

Abstract In an attempt to evaluate the possible beneficial effects of facial nerve decompression or steroid therapy in Bell's palsy, a vascular lesion, simulating Bell's palsy, was produced in the intratemporal facial nerve of monkeys with ultrasound irradiation. The influence of surgical decompression or steroid therapy on the recovery rate was studied. Facial nerve decompression had little effect on the rate of recovery of facial function. Dexamethasone did little to influence the eventual return of facial function. In a corticotropin-treated animal earlier clinical return of facial function was seen. References 1. Boyle WF: Facial nerve paralysis: An experimental investigation of facial nerve regeneration in monkeys . Laryngoscope 76:1921-1948, 1966.Crossref 2. Boyle WF: Evaluation of facial nerve decompression in experimental facial nerve paralysis in monkeys . Laryngoscope 77:1168-1178, 1967.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1972

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