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Session VI: Other Issues

  • Bruce J. Gantz
  • Masaru Aoyagi
Conference paper
Part of the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine book series (KEIO, volume 10)

Abstract

  1. 1.
    Repaired facial nerve recovery grading system
    1. a.

      Recognize it is difficult to use the House-Brackmann classification to report functional results when a facial nerve has undergone repair

       
    2. b.

      Iowa Repaired Facial Nerve Recovery Scale [1]

       
     
  2. 2.
    Objective facial nerve grading systems
    1. a.

      Promising for the future

       
    2. b.

      Continue to study

       
     
  3. 3.
    Cystic nature of tumors
    1. a.

      Identify as separate group

       
    2. b.

      Consider cystic if there are cysts or multiple cysts on the surface of the tumor

       
     
  4. 4.
    Adhesion of tumor
    1. a.

      Unable to measure; highly subjective

       
     
  5. 5.
    Vascularity of tumor
    1. a.

      Unable to measure; highly subjective

       
     

Keywords

Facial Nerve Acoustic Neuroma Nerve Graft Facial Nerve Graft Cystic Nature 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. 1.
    Gidley PW, Gantz BJ, Rubinstein JT (1999) Facial nerve grafts: from cerebello-pontine angle and beyond. Am J Otol 20:781–788PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Japan 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce J. Gantz
    • 1
  • Masaru Aoyagi
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor and Head Brian F. McCabe Distignuished Chair in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 200 Hawkins DriveIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologySchool of Medicine, Yamagata UniversityYamagataJapan

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