Preservation of the facial and lower cranial nerves in glomus jugulare tumor surgery: modifying our surgical technique for improved outcomes

Preservation of the facial and lower cranial nerves in glomus jugulare tumor surgery: modifying... Purpose To describe the neurological results obtained in six patients with large Fisch C glomus jugulare tumors (GJT) in which a less aggressive, nerve-preserving surgical strategy was used to reduce surgical morbidity. Methods Prospective study of six patients with Fisch C GJT who underwent surgery in a tertiary care referral center from February 2015 to August 2017 with an average follow-up of 18 months. The intervention is the surgical technique used and the main outcome measures are recurrence and the functional preservation of the facial and lower cranial nerves. Results Gross total removal was obtained in the six patients with preservation of the medial wall of the jugular bulb protect- ing the lower cranial nerves. After follow-up, we obtained a House–Brackmann (H–B) grade II in three patients who were managed with an inferior facial nerve transposition. One patient managed with a facial bridge technique preserved a normal facial function and two patients who presented a H–B III before surgery went to H–B V after surgery and recovered to a H–B III after 4 months. Four patients were presented with dysphagia after surgery and required nasogastric tube placement. The average time for removal with return to normal oral feeding was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Springer Journals

Preservation of the facial and lower cranial nerves in glomus jugulare tumor surgery: modifying our surgical technique for improved outcomes

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Otorhinolaryngology; Neurosurgery; Head and Neck Surgery
ISSN
0937-4477
eISSN
1434-4726
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00405-018-5026-0
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Abstract

Purpose To describe the neurological results obtained in six patients with large Fisch C glomus jugulare tumors (GJT) in which a less aggressive, nerve-preserving surgical strategy was used to reduce surgical morbidity. Methods Prospective study of six patients with Fisch C GJT who underwent surgery in a tertiary care referral center from February 2015 to August 2017 with an average follow-up of 18 months. The intervention is the surgical technique used and the main outcome measures are recurrence and the functional preservation of the facial and lower cranial nerves. Results Gross total removal was obtained in the six patients with preservation of the medial wall of the jugular bulb protect- ing the lower cranial nerves. After follow-up, we obtained a House–Brackmann (H–B) grade II in three patients who were managed with an inferior facial nerve transposition. One patient managed with a facial bridge technique preserved a normal facial function and two patients who presented a H–B III before surgery went to H–B V after surgery and recovered to a H–B III after 4 months. Four patients were presented with dysphagia after surgery and required nasogastric tube placement. The average time for removal with return to normal oral feeding was

Journal

European Archives of Oto-Rhino-LaryngologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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