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Facial Nerve Block (FNB)

  • Yutaka MasudaEmail author
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Abstract

Facial nerve block is a therapeutic procedure for the hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm. Facial nerve block is carriedout a method of using neurolytic agents, or a physical compression method which suppresses the facial nerve with the block needle.

Keywords

Facial nerve block Hemifacial spasm Blepharospasm Stylomastoid foramen Neurolytic agent (alcohol) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pain ClinicThe Tokyo ClinicTokyoJapan

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