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The Treatment of Hemifacial Spasm with Percutaneous Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation of the Facial Nerve

  • G. Salar
  • I. Iob
  • C. Ori
  • D. Fiore
  • M. Mattana
  • C. Battaggia
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 39)

Summary

The authors present their first results with the treatment of hemifacial spasm by controlled percutaneous thermocoagulation of the facial nerve.

Seven patients have been treated to date with good immediate results on the movements, although a slight paresis of the homolateral facial musculature, aesthetically acceptable, persists after treatment.

A long-term follow-up at more than 10 months was achieved in only 3 patients, who showed a complete regression of the spasm with partial disappearance of the facial hemiparesis.

Keywords

Facial Nerve Styloid Process Hemifacial Spasm Facial Nerve Function Mastoid Process 
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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Salar
    • 1
    • 4
  • I. Iob
    • 1
  • C. Ori
    • 2
  • D. Fiore
    • 3
  • M. Mattana
    • 1
  • C. Battaggia
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of PadovaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of AnesthesiologyUniversity of PadovaItaly
  3. 3.Department of NeuroradiologyCity Hospital of PadovaPadovaItaly
  4. 4.Istituto di NeurochirurgiaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly

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