A key diagnostic determination is the time of onset of facial paralysis. You also get the chance to vote in our governor elections and help us to shape our future. Radiological and histopathological findings. Ha has employed a newer technique for muscle transplantation that is performed in one stage. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. Indian J Plast Surg ; J Hand Surg Am ;
Jacobson , MD Otolaryngologist. A nerve graft is an ideal way to restore the ability to smile and move the face for many patients with long-term paralysis. The most common cause of facial paralysis due to surgical trauma is secondary to removal of an acoustic tumour or other lesion at the cerebellopontine angle Patients with lip incontinence, masticatory difficulties, and articulation changes undergo speech therapy. Lee , MD Otolaryngologist.
Late surgical options There are two groups of procedures for patients who present with a congenital palsy or an established long term facial palsy. Management of cranial nerves I through VII following skull base surgery. Causes of Facial Paralysis There are many causes of facial paralysis. This segment of the facial nerve gives off the next three branches of the facial nerve: Within the gland, the nerve further divides, and several branching patterns of the facial nerve can be seen 2. Open in a separate window.
For a child with congenital facial palsy, the condition is best treated around the age of years. Interruption of the nerve anywhere along its length will result in a facial palsy. There are types of facial palsy that can recover and others that will not recover. Medications are available to be used on an as needed basis to ease any significant sensations. You will be asked to return to the office about seven days from the surgery date for removal of clips.