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Nerve decompression for intratemporal facial nerve injuries

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Traumatic facial paralysis is not altogether uncommon. Though incidence of postoperative facial plasy has declined considerably in recent years, thanks because of improvement in microsurgical techniques for mastoid surgery, yet accidents still happen occasionally. However, there seems to be a higher occurrence of facial paralysis due to increase in road side accidents. Results of surgery are rewarding, though recovery may not be complete. Present paper describes our experience of treating 40 such cases. However, cases requiring nerve decompression or end-to-end anastomosis procedures only have been included in the present study. Surgical technique has been briefly discussed along with relevant review of literature.

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Bahadur, S., Bhatia, R. & Kacker, S.K. Nerve decompression for intratemporal facial nerve injuries. Indian J Otolaryngol 34, 64–68 (1982).

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  • Facial Nerve
  • Temporal Bone
  • Facial Palsy
  • Facial Movement
  • Facial Nerve Injury