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PARALYSIS OF THE FACIAL NERVE: REPORT OF A CASE

PARALYSIS OF THE FACIAL NERVE: REPORT OF A CASE Abstract Injury of the facial nerve is a distressing complication of infection of the mastoid and of mastoidectomy. Gowers1 stated: In complete facial palsy, the muscles of the affected half of the face become toneless and immobile. In all movements, voluntary or emotional, the affected half of the face is still. The two sides of the face present a strange incongruity and the smile or frown deprived of half its range loses more than half its character so that it is difficult to recognize the expressional significance of the distorting contractions of the cheek and brow which occur on the unaffected side. The work of Ney2 and later that of Ballance and Duel3 have shown that the injured or completely interrupted facial nerve can be readily exposed in its canal. Depending on the lesion found, it can be decompressed or an end to end suture can be done or a briding References 1. Gowers, W. R.: A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System , London, J. & A. Churchill, 1888, vol. 2, p. 217. 2. Ney, K. W.: Facial Paralysis and Surgical Repair of the Facial Nerve , Laryngoscope 32:327, 1922.Crossref 3. Ballance, C., and Duel, A. B.: Operative Treatment of Facial Palsy by Introduction of Nerve Grafts into the Fallopian Canal and by Other Intratemporal Methods , Arch. Otolaryng. 15:1 ( (Jan.) ) 1932.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

PARALYSIS OF THE FACIAL NERVE: REPORT OF A CASE

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 26 (2) – Aug 1, 1937

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American Medical Association
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1937.00650020216010
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Abstract

Abstract Injury of the facial nerve is a distressing complication of infection of the mastoid and of mastoidectomy. Gowers1 stated: In complete facial palsy, the muscles of the affected half of the face become toneless and immobile. In all movements, voluntary or emotional, the affected half of the face is still. The two sides of the face present a strange incongruity and the smile or frown deprived of half its range loses more than half its character so that it is difficult to recognize the expressional significance of the distorting contractions of the cheek and brow which occur on the unaffected side. The work of Ney2 and later that of Ballance and Duel3 have shown that the injured or completely interrupted facial nerve can be readily exposed in its canal. Depending on the lesion found, it can be decompressed or an end to end suture can be done or a briding References 1. Gowers, W. R.: A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System , London, J. & A. Churchill, 1888, vol. 2, p. 217. 2. Ney, K. W.: Facial Paralysis and Surgical Repair of the Facial Nerve , Laryngoscope 32:327, 1922.Crossref 3. Ballance, C., and Duel, A. B.: Operative Treatment of Facial Palsy by Introduction of Nerve Grafts into the Fallopian Canal and by Other Intratemporal Methods , Arch. Otolaryng. 15:1 ( (Jan.) ) 1932.Crossref

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1937

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