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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033208/surgical-treatment-of-synkinesis-between-smiling-and-eyelid-closure
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Federico Biglioli, Otilija Kutanovaite, Dimitri Rabbiosi, Giacomo Colletti, M A S Mohammed, Alberto M Saibene, Silvia Cupello, Antonino Privitera, Valeria M A Battista, Alessandro Lozza, Fabiana Allevi
Synkinetic movements are common among patients with incomplete recovery from facial palsy, with reported rates ranging from 9.1% to almost 100%. The authors propose the separation of the neural stimulus of the orbicularis oculi from that of the zygomatic muscular complex to treat eyelid closure/smiling synkinesis. This technique, associated with an anastomosis between the masseteric nerve and a central branch of the facial nerve, as well as with the use of a cross-facial nerve graft, resolves most of the spasms of the midface musculature, leading to a more relaxed tone when the mimic muscle is at rest and enhancing muscle excursion during voluntary and spontaneous smiling...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033023/outcomes-of-pediatric-delayed-facial-palsy-after-head-trauma
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Liping Li, Peng Xu, Aiyan Jin, Wenna Zuo, Xiaoming Su, Hongqin Wang, Yefeng Li, Xue Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical outcomes of delayed facial palsy after head trauma in the pediatric population. METHODS: A total of 45 pediatric cases with delayed facial palsy after head trauma were conservatively or surgically treated in our hospital between January 2009 and January 2015, and they were followed up for one year after the corresponding treatment. The clinical data were collected and the outcomes of facial nerve were analyzed. RESULTS: During the one-year follow-up, 33 cases (82...
October 12, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032419/objective-assessment-of-the-reliability-of-the-house-brackmann-and-fisch-grading-of-synkinesis
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Verena Meier-Gallati, Henning Scriba
The objective of this paper is to assess synkinesis associated with post paretic voluntary facial movements using the objective OSCAR method and to investigate the correlation between synkinesis and paresis to compare the objective results with the subjective scaling systems of Fisch and House-Brackmann. The development of an objective assessment of synkinesis with the OSCAR method is focused on the clinically most relevant eye-mouth and forehead-mouth synkinetic movements. Thirteen patients with unilateral facial paralysis and synkinesis of the University Hospital Zurich were examined...
October 14, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029275/surgical-management-of-intrinsic-tumors-of-the-facial-nerve
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Sampath Chandra Prasad, Melissa Laus, Manjunath Dandinarasaiah, Enrico Piccirillo, Alessandra Russo, Abdelkader Taibah, Mario Sanna
BACKGROUND: Intrinsic tumors of the facial nerve are a rare entity. Dealing with this subset of tumors is challenging both in terms of decision making and surgical intervention. OBJECTIVE: To review the outcomes of surgical management of facial nerve tumors and cable nerve graft interpositioning. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed at a referral center for skull base pathology. One hundred fifteen patients who were surgically treated for facial nerve tumors were included...
September 29, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021412/postoperative-headache-after-undergoing-acoustic-neuroma-surgery-via-the-retrosigmoid-approach
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Noritaka Aihara, Hiroshi Yamada, Mariko Takahashi, Akira Inagaki, Shingo Murakami, Mitsuhito Mase
To estimate the duration of postoperative headache after surgery for acoustic neuroma and the effects of age, sex, tumor size, extent of tumor resection, type of skin incision, surgical duration, hearing preservation, and postoperative facial nerve palsy. This retrospective review analyzed clinical data from 97 patients who had undergone surgery for unilateral acoustic neuroma via the retrosigmoid approach >1 year previously. We investigated whether patients had headache at hospital discharge and during attendance at outpatient clinics...
October 12, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016863/a-tubb6-mutation-is-associated-with-autosomal-dominant-non-progressive-congenital-facial-palsy-bilateral-ptosis-and-velopharyngeal-dysfunction
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Walid Fazeli, Peter Herkenrath, Barbara Stiller, Antje Neugebauer, Julia Fricke, Ruth Lang-Roth, Gudrun Nürnberg, Michaela Thoenes, Jutta Becker, Janine Altmüller, Alexander E Volk, Christian Kubisch, Raoul Heller
Congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders (CCDDs) comprise a heterogeneous spectrum of diseases characterized by congenital, non-progressive impairment of eye, eyelid and/or facial movements including Möbius syndrome, Duane retraction syndrome, congenital ptosis, and congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles. Over the last 20 years, several CCDDs have been identified as neurodevelopmental disorders that are caused by mutations of genes involved in brain and cranial nerve development, e.g. KIF21A and TUBB3 that each plays a pivotal role for microtubule function...
October 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991664/incobotulinumtoxina-treatment-of-facial-nerve-palsy-after-neurosurgery
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Mihail A Akulov, Ol'ga R Orlova, Aleksandra S Orlova, Dmitrij J Usachev, Vadim N Shimansky, Sergey V Tanjashin, Svetlana E Khatkova, Anna V Yunosha-Shanyavskaya
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the effect of incobotulinumtoxinA in the acute and chronic phases of facial nerve palsy after neurosurgical interventions. METHODS: Patients received incobotulinumtoxinA injections (active treatment group) or standard rehabilitation treatment (control group). Functional efficacy was assessed using House-Brackmann, Yanagihara System and Sunnybrook Facial Grading scales, and Facial Disability Index self-assessment. RESULTS: Significant improvements on all scales were seen after 1month of incobotulinumtoxinA treatment (active treatment group, р<0...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988846/facial-nerve-neuroma-in-the-geniculate-ganglion-extending-into-the-internal-auditory-canal-a-case-report
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Mohamed Aboshanif, Eigo Omi, Shinsuke Suzuki, Teruyuki Sato, Koh Koizumi, Kazuo Ishikawa, Masataka Takahashi
Facial nerve schwannoma is a very rare benign tumor representing less than 1% of intrapetrous lesions. Our patient is a forty-one year old female who has suffered from recurrent right facial palsy for the last six years. She was first misdiagnosed as having Bell's palsy and received corticosteroids which resulted in little improvement. She then had facial nerve decompression surgery which resulted in a partial improvement. Since then, she has suffered from recurrent attacks of facial palsy. Two years ago, she came to our hospital seeking further treatment options...
October 5, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983447/surgical-management-and-outcome-experience-of-53-cerebellopontine-angle-meningiomas
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Xiaosheng He, Weiping Liu, Yangang Wang, Jun Zhang, Buqing Liang, Jason H Huang
Background Meningiomas follow schwannomas as the second most common cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors. We investigate the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of this disease. Methods We reviewed the cases with the CPA meningiomas in our institution in Shaanxi, China from January 2012 to December 2015. Charts were retrospectively examined and patients were divided into two groups: 1) surgical treatment with a retrosigmoid approach for tumor resection and 2) stereotactic radiosurgery treatment only. Patients were followed up and outpatient records were also reviewed...
August 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978597/melioidosis-presenting-as-septicaemia-and-facial-nerve-palsy
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Tessa Antony, Swathy Moorthy, Anbumani Narayanaswamy, Preetam Arthur
A 43-year-old farmer presented with acute onset pneumonia, septicaemia and peripheral facial nerve palsy (left side). Burkholderia pseudomallei was isolated from the blood culture of the patient. The patient was successfully treated with intravenous meropenem and oral cotrimoxazole for 2 weeks followed by maintenance therapy with cotrimoxazole. The case is reported to increase awareness among the clinicians and microbiologists regarding melioidosis.
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966464/cavernous-sinus-syndrome
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Rakul Nambiar, Sreejith G Nair
Cavernous sinus syndrome (CSS) is a condition characterized by multiple cranial nerve palsies manifesting with ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, and facial sensory loss due to involvement of adjacent cranial nerves. Tumors, trauma, and vascular, infectious, and noninfectious inflammatory disorders have all been described as causes. Lymphomas have been reported to involve the cavernous sinus, both as primary cavernous sinus lymphomas or as secondary lesions. Here, we describe the case of a 63-year-old-man with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), diagnosed 4 years earlier, who presented with CSS...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961964/deep-temporal-nerve-transfer-for-facial-reanimation-anatomic-dissections-and-surgical-case-report
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Mark A Mahan, Walavan Sivakumar, David Weingarten, Justin M Brown
BACKGROUND: Facial nerve palsy is a disabling condition that may arise from a variety of injuries or insults and may occur at any point along the nerve or its intracerebral origin. OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of the deep temporal branches of the motor division of the trigeminal nerve for neural reconstruction of the temporal branches of the facial nerve for restoration of active blink and periorbital facial expression. METHODS: Formalin-fixed human cadaver hemifaces were dissected to identify landmarks for the deep temporal branches and the tension-free coaptation lengths...
September 8, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955030/gradenigo-s-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-petrous-apicitis-and-meningitis
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Nicholas Taklalsingh, Franco Falcone, Vinodkumar Velayudhan
BACKGROUND Gradenigo's syndrome includes the triad of suppurative otitis media, ipsilateral sixth (abducens) cranial nerve palsy and facial pain in the distribution of the fifth (trigeminal) cranial nerve. Gradenigo's syndrome is rare, and the diagnosis is easily overlooked. This case is the first to report Gradenigo's syndrome presenting with meningitis on a background of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) and petrous apicitis (apical petrositis). CASE REPORT A 58-year-old male African American presented with headaches and confusion...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935172/a-pediatric-case-with-peripheral-facial-nerve-palsy-caused-by-a-granulomatous-lesion-associated-with-cat-scratch-disease
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Chizuko Nakamura, Yuji Inaba, Keiko Tsukahara, Mie Mochizuki, Emi Sawanobori, Yozo Nakazawa, Kouki Aoyama
BACKGROUND: Cat scratch disease is a common infectious disorder caused by Bartonella henselae that is transmitted primarily by kittens. It typically exhibits a benign and self-limiting course of subacute regional lymphadenopathy and fever lasting two to eight weeks. The most severe complication of cat scratch disease is involvement of the nervous system, such as encephalitis, meningitis, and polyneuritis. Peripheral facial nerve palsy associated with Bartonella infection is rare; few reported pediatric and adult cases exist and the precise pathogenesis is unknown...
September 18, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929078/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-the-temporal-bone-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Divya Gupta, Achal Gulati, Purnima
Ewing's sarcoma is a malignant, round cell tumor arising from the bones and primarily affecting children and adolescent, accounting for 3 % of all childhood malignancies. Although the long bones and the trunk are typically affected, rare cases of it involving isolated bones throughout the body have been reported. Involvement of the skull bones is rare, constituting 1-6 % of the total Ewing's sarcoma cases but those affecting the cranial bones are rarer still, constituting only 1 %. We describe an 8 months old infant having Ewing sarcoma, of the petrous and mastoid parts of temporal bone along with the occipital bone, whose clinical presentation mimicked mastoiditis with facial nerve palsy...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927073/surgical-treatment-of-parapharyngeal-space-tumors-a-report-of-29-cases
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Kei Ijichi, Shingo Murakami
The present study aimed to establish a strategy for parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumor surgery based on preoperative symptoms, clinical signs, imaging and histological examination. A retrospective cohort study was conducted with 29 adult patients who underwent surgery for primary PPS tumors from 2008-2015. The following data was obtained: Preoperative symptoms of the patient, histological type of the tumor, surgical approach and complications. Of the 29 patients who underwent surgery to remove a PPS tumor, 16 presented with neurogenic tumors and 13 with salivary gland tumors...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924860/facial-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-epstein-barr-virus-infection-of-the-middle-ear-in-pediatric-population-may-be-more-common-than-we-think
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Katarina Vogelnik, Aleš Matos
BACKGROUND: Facial nerve palsy is a rare complication of acute otitis media (AOM). The general understanding is that this complication has a bacterial cause although bacteria can be isolated from the middle ear only in approximately two-thirds of cases of AOM. Detection of viral agents from specimens obtained during myringotomy in patients with AOM suggests a possible role of viruses in the etiology of this disease. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We studied 5 otherwise healthy 17- to 27-month-old children who were referred to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery from December 2012 to January 2016 because of AOM and ipsilateral facial nerve palsy...
September 18, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924127/recurrent-painful-ophthalmoplegic-neuropathy-with-residual-mydriasis-in-an-adult-should-it-be-classified-as-ophthalmoplegic-migraine
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Yuya Kobayashi, Yasufumi Kondo, Kana Uchibori, Jun Tsuyuzaki
Recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy (RPON) is a rare condition that manifests as headache and ophthalmoplegia. It typically occurs in children. Although migraine or neuropathy have been suggested as etiologies, the precise etiology remains unclear. In the International Classification of Headache Disorders 3rd edition-beta version (ICHD3β) (code 13.9), RPON was categorized into painful cranial neuropathies and other facial pains. We encountered a 48-year-old woman who had diplopia and right ptosis...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919233/craniospinal-germinomas-in-a-patient-with-down-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-standard-dose-chemotherapy-and-craniospinal-irradiation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yohei Miyake, Jun-Ichi Adachi, Tomonari Suzuki, Kazuhiko Mishima, Atsushi Sasaki, Ryo Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with Down syndrome (DS) are more likely to develop chemotherapy-related complications. The standard treatment for these patients with cancers has not yet been established, and the risks of standard chemotherapy are unclear. In this paper, a rare case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a patient with DS, which was successfully treated with standard-dose chemotherapy combined with craniospinal irradiation is reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors report a case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a DS patient who presented with bilateral oculomotor and facial nerve palsy and hearing loss...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918071/the-masseteric-nerve-an-anatomical-study-in-thai-population-with-an-emphasis-on-its-use-in-facial-reanimation
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Apichai Angspatt, Chirayu Pannanusorn
BACKGROUND: The use of the masseteric nerve has been escalated as a donor nerve for facial reanimation in facial palsy patient (Wang et al., 2014; Manktelow et al., 2006; Klebuc, 2011; Bianchi et al., 2012; Zuker et al., 2000; Bae et al., 2006; Terzis, Konofaos, 2013; Terzis, Olivares, 2009; Bianchi et al., 2014). Previous studies had been done in Euro-Caucasian cadavers (Kaya et al., 2014). However, difference in anatomical details does exist between Asian and Euro-Caucasian population (Tzou et al...
September 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
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