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Facial Nerve Decompression: Causes of Failure (Four Case Reports)

Facial Nerve Decompression: Causes of Failure (Four Case Reports) Abstract Four patients who had decompression of the facial nerve received no benefit from initial surgery. Reexploration revealed two traumatic neuromas, one case of fibrosis around the nerve, and carcinoma from a parotid tumor invading the fourth. References 1. Kettle K: Repair of the facial nerve in traumatic facial palsies . Arch Otolaryng 66:634-672, 1957.Crossref 2. Jongkees LBW: Decompression of facial nerve . Arch Otolaryng 85:473-480, 1967.Crossref 3. Crabtree JA: Herpes zoster oticus . Laryngoscope 78:1853-1878, 1968.Crossref 4. Jongkees LBW: Surgery of facial nerve . J Laryng 82:575-584, 1968.Crossref 5. House WF, Crabtree JA: Surgical exposure of petrous portion of seventh nerve . Arch Otolaryng 81:506-507, 1965.Crossref 6. Spillane JD: Symposium treatment of facial paralysis . Proc Royal Soc Med 43:751-754, 1950. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Facial Nerve Decompression: Causes of Failure (Four Case Reports)

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 95 (5) – May 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.1972.00770080631001
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Abstract

Abstract Four patients who had decompression of the facial nerve received no benefit from initial surgery. Reexploration revealed two traumatic neuromas, one case of fibrosis around the nerve, and carcinoma from a parotid tumor invading the fourth. References 1. Kettle K: Repair of the facial nerve in traumatic facial palsies . Arch Otolaryng 66:634-672, 1957.Crossref 2. Jongkees LBW: Decompression of facial nerve . Arch Otolaryng 85:473-480, 1967.Crossref 3. Crabtree JA: Herpes zoster oticus . Laryngoscope 78:1853-1878, 1968.Crossref 4. Jongkees LBW: Surgery of facial nerve . J Laryng 82:575-584, 1968.Crossref 5. House WF, Crabtree JA: Surgical exposure of petrous portion of seventh nerve . Arch Otolaryng 81:506-507, 1965.Crossref 6. Spillane JD: Symposium treatment of facial paralysis . Proc Royal Soc Med 43:751-754, 1950.

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1972

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