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facial nerve grading system

Sampath Chandra Prasad, Karthikeyan Balasubramanian, Enrico Piccirillo, Abdelkader Taibah, Alessandra Russo, Jingchun He, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVE The aim in this study was to review the technique and outcomes of cable graft interpositioning of the facial nerve (FN) in lateral skull base surgeries. METHODS The authors retrospectively evaluated data from patients who had undergone cable graft interpositioning after nerve sacrifice during skull base tumor removal between June 1987 and May 2015. All patients had undergone lateral skull base approaches to remove tumors at a quaternary referral center in Italy. Facial nerve function was evaluated before and after surgery using the House-Brackmann (HB) grading system...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
WenMing Hong, HongWei Cheng, XiaoJie Wang, ChunGuo Feng
OBJECTIVE: To explore and analyze the influencing factors of facial nerve function retainment after microsurgery resection of acoustic neurinoma. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of our hospital 105 acoustic neuroma cases from October, 2006 to January 2012, in the group all patients were treated with suboccipital sigmoid sinus approach to acoustic neuroma microsurgery resection. We adopted researching individual patient data, outpatient review and telephone followed up and the House-Brackmann grading system to evaluate and analyze the facial nerve function...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Christian Scheller, Andreas Wienke, Marcos Tatagiba, Alireza Gharabaghi, Kristofer F Ramina, Konstanze Scheller, Julian Prell, Johannes Zenk, Oliver Ganslandt, Barbara Bischoff, Cordula Matthies, Thomas Westermaier, Gregor Antoniadis, Maria Teresa Pedro, Veit Rohde, Kajetan von Eckardstein, Thomas Kretschmer, Malte Kornhuber, Fred G Barker, Christian Strauss
BACKGROUND: Evidence of a high interobserver variability of the subjective House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system (HBGS) would justify cost- and time-consuming technological enhancements of objective classifications for facial nerve paresis. METHOD: A total of 112 patients were recruited for a randomized multi-center trial to investigate the efficacy of prophylactic nimodipine treatment in vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery. For the present investigation both treatment groups were pooled for the assessment of facial nerve function preoperatively, in the early postoperative course and 1 year after the surgery...
February 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
Hironobu Nishijima, Kenji Kondo, Ryoji Kagoya, Hitoshi Iwamura, Kazuo Yasuhara, Tatsuya Yamasoba
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical and electrophysiological features of facial nerve paralysis (FNP) due to benign temporal bone masses (TBMs) and elucidate its differences as compared with Bell's palsy. METHODS: FNP assessed by the House-Brackmann (HB) grading system and by electroneurography (ENoG) were compared retrospectively. RESULTS: We reviewed 914 patient records and identified 31 patients with FNP due to benign TBMs. Moderate FNP (HB Grades II-IV) was dominant for facial nerve schwannoma (FNS) (n=15), whereas severe FNP (Grades V and VI) was dominant for cholesteatomas (n=8) and hemangiomas (n=3)...
February 1, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Kenichi Takano, Nozomi Takahashi, Noriko Ogasawara, Takatoshi Yotsuyanagi, Tetsuo Himi
CONCLUSION: This is the first report to investigate the correlation between ear anomalies related to the development of specific ear structures and chorda tympani dysfunction (CTD) in congenital microtia. CTD is not always consistent with the severity of the ear anomaly or the presence of facial nerve paralysis (FNP). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between the severity of ear anomalies and CTD as well as FNP in congenital microtia. METHODS: A retrospective assessment was performed for all patients with microtia over the period 2010-2016...
January 26, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Juan-Manuel Anaya, Yhojan Rodríguez, Diana M Monsalve, Daniel Vega, Ernesto Ojeda, Diana González-Bravo, Mónica Rodríguez-Jiménez, Carlos A Pinto-Díaz, Pablo Chaparro, María L Gunturiz, Aftab A Ansari, M Eric Gershwin, Nicolás Molano-González, Carolina Ramírez-Santana, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia
We have focused on the epidemiology and immunobiology of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and factors associated with the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and other neurological syndromes in Cúcuta, the capital of North Santander department, Colombia. Data of patients with ZIKV disease reported to the national population-based surveillance system were used to calculate the basic reproduction number (R0) and the attack rates (ARs) as well as to develop epidemiological maps. Patients with neurological syndromes were contacted and their diagnoses were confirmed...
February 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
Øystein Vesterli Tveiten, Matthew L Carlson, Frederik Goplen, Erling Myrseth, Colin L W Driscoll, Rupavathana Mahesparan, Michael J Link, Morten Lund-Johansen
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcomes are increasingly used in studies of vestibular schwannoma (VS); however, few studies have examined self-evaluated facial nerve function and its relation to physician-reported outcomes. The primary objective of this study was to compare patient self-evaluations of facial disability with physician-evaluated facial nerve status and with self-evaluations of a healthy control group. The second objective was to provide insight into the controversial subject of the optimal initial management of small- and medium-sized VSs; consequently, the authors compared patient-reported facial nerve disability following treatment via observation (OBS), Gamma Knife surgery (GKS), or microsurgery (MS)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Zhiwei Zheng, Jun Li, Yi Shen, Liqun Xu, Jian Sun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and long-term outcome of radical intracapsular microenucleation technique for the treatment of exclusively intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma (IFNS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1996 to 2015, IFNSs closely adherent to the facial nerve without intratemporal involvement were selected for this study. IFNSs were subdivided into an intracapsular microenucleation group and a resection with reconstruction group. Facial nerve function was assessed using the House-Brackmann Grading system...
December 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Eman Mohamed Khedr, Reda Badry, Anwer Mohamed Ali, Noha Abo El-Fetoh, Dina Hatem El-Hammady, Abeer Mohamed Ghandour, Ahmed Abdel-Haleem
BACKGROUND: A large number of patients with Bell's palsy fail to recover facial function completely after steroid therapy. Only a few small trials have been conducted to test whether outcomes can be improved by the addition of antiviral therapy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of treatment with steroid alone versus steroid + antiviral in a group of patients with moderately severe to severe acute Bell's palsy. METHODS: Fifty eligible patients out of a total of 65 with acute onset Bell's palsy were randomized to receive the two treatments...
November 22, 2016: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Brian S Tanaka, Peng Zhao, Fadia B Dib-Hajj, Valerie Morisset, Simon Tate, Stephen G Waxman, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj
Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a debilitating pain disorder characterized by episodic unilateral facial pain along the territory of branches of the trigeminal nerve. Human painful disorders, but not TN, have been linked to gain-of-function mutations in peripheral voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV1.7, NaV1.8 and NaV1.9). Gain-of-function mutations in NaV1.6, which is expressed in myelinated and unmyelinated CNS and peripheral nervous system neurons and supports neuronal high-frequency firing, have been linked to epilepsy but not to pain...
August 3, 2016: Molecular Medicine
Margarida Ferreira, João Firmino-Machado, Elisa A Marques, Paula C Santos, Ana Daniela Simões, José A Duarte
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to identify the prognostic factors that contribute to complete recovery at 6 weeks and 6 months in patients with Bell's palsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective, longitudinal, and descriptive study that included 123 patients diagnosed with facial nerve palsy (FNP) at a hospital in Guimarães, Portugal. However, only 73 patients with Bell's palsy (BP) were included in the assessment of recovery at 6 weeks and 6 months...
October 2016: Neurological Research
Robert J Yawn, Harry V Wright, David O Francis, Scott Stephan, Marc L Bennett
PURPOSE: Reanimation of facial paralysis is a complex problem with multiple treatment options. One option is hypoglossal-facial nerve grafting, which can be performed in the immediate postoperative period after nerve transection, or in a delayed setting after skull base surgery when the nerve is anatomically intact but function is poor. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of timing of hypoglossal-facial grafting on functional outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series from a single tertiary otologic referral center was performed identifying 60 patients with facial nerve injury following cerebellopontine angle tumor extirpation...
November 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Jiantao Liang, Mingchu Li, Ge Chen, Hongchuan Guo, Qiuhang Zhang, Yuhai Bao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of the descending hypoglossal branch-facial nerve anastomosis for the severe facial palsy after acoustic neuroma resection. METHODS: The clinical data of 14 patients (6 males, 8 females, average age 45. 6 years old) underwent descending hypoglossal branch-facial nerve anastomosis for treatment of unilateral facial palsy was analyzed retrospectively. All patients previously had undergone resection of a large acoustic neuroma...
December 15, 2015: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Giorgio Cruccu, Nanna B Finnerup, Troels S Jensen, Joachim Scholz, Marc Sindou, Peter Svensson, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Joanna M Zakrzewska, Turo Nurmikko
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is an exemplary condition of neuropathic facial pain. However, formally classifying TN as neuropathic pain based on the grading system of the International Association for the Study of Pain is complicated by the requirement of objective signs confirming an underlying lesion or disease of the somatosensory system. The latest version of the International Classification of Headache Disorders created similar difficulties by abandoning the term symptomatic TN for manifestations caused by major neurologic disease, such as tumors or multiple sclerosis...
July 12, 2016: Neurology
Onur Celik, Gorkem Eskiizmir, Yuksel Pabuscu, Burak Ulkumen, Gokce Tanyeri Toker
INTRODUCTION: The exact etiology of Bell's palsy still remains obscure. The only authenticated finding is inflammation and edema of the facial nerve leading to entrapment inside the facial canal. OBJECTIVE: To identify if there is any relationship between the grade of Bell's palsy and diameter of the facial canal, and also to study any possible anatomic predisposition of facial canal for Bell's palsy including parts which have not been studied before. METHODS: Medical records and temporal computed tomography scans of 34 patients with Bell's palsy were utilized in this retrospective clinical study...
April 29, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Koichiro Wasano, Taiji Kawasaki, Sayuri Yamamoto, Shuta Tomisato, Seiichi Shinden, Toru Ishikawa, Shujiro Minami, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Kaoru Ogawa
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between prognosis of 2 different facial palsies and pretreatment hematologic laboratory values. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter case series with chart review. SETTING: Three tertiary care hospitals. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We examined the clinical records of 468 facial palsy patients who were treated with an antiviral drug in combination with either oral or intravenous corticosteroids in participating hospitals between 2010 and 2014...
October 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Robert A Gaudin, Mara Robinson, Caroline A Banks, Jennifer Baiungo, Nate Jowett, Tessa A Hadlock
IMPORTANCE: Most rehabilitation specialists and many facial reanimation surgeons use the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (FGS) to measure and detect changes in facial function. The eFACE, an electronic and digitally graded facial measurement scale, was recently created to provide similar information to the Sunnybrook FGS, but with scaling uniformity across all categories of facial function, graphical outputs, and easy-to-use visual analog scales. OBJECTIVES: To establish the correlation between the scores on the eFACE and the Sunnybrook FGS among patients with facial paralysis and to compare the reliability of the 2 scales...
July 1, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Kenichi Takano, Nozomi Takahashi, Noriko Ogasawara, Tetsuo Himi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the severity of ear anomaly and mandibular dysplasia in congenital microtia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Sapporo Medical University Hospital. PATIENTS: Congenital microtia: 44 patients over a period of 4 years. INTERVENTIONS: The height of the condylar process of the mandible was assessed by three-dimensional computed tomography (CT), and the patients were divided into three groups based on the ratio of the condylar process height on the affected side to that on the unaffected side: Group A, ≥1...
August 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Daniele Marchioni, Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Alessia Rubini, Babara Masotto, Giacomo Pavesi, Livio Presutti
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the first case series in which an exclusive endoscopic transcanal transpromontorial approach (EETTA) was used to treat small vestibular schwannomas (VSs) and meningiomas of the internal auditory canal (IAC). METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of patients who had undergone surgery using an EETTA to the IAC at 2 university tertiary care referral centers during the period from November 2011 to January 2015. RESULTS Ten patients underwent surgery via an EETTA for the treatment of VS in the IAC at the University Hospital of Modena or the University Hospital of Verona...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
Mario A Aycart, Bridget Perry, Muayyad Alhefzi, Ericka M Bueno, Maximilian Kueckelhaus, Sebastian Fischer, Bohdan Pomahac
BACKGROUND: Face transplantation (FT) has emerged as a viable option for treating devastating facial injuries. Most reported outcomes have demonstrated satisfactory motor and sensory restoration despite differences in technique. The authors have developed an algorithm of facial nerve management in these challenging patients. Our principles of management are illustrated by 2 specific patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on 2 full face transplants was performed...
March 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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