Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis clinical observation

Takanobu Kunihiro, Jin Kanzaki, Toshiaki O-uchi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We have reviewed 35 cases of hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis performed during the past 15 years for irreversible peripheral facial paralysis caused by surgery for acoustic neuroma. Of 27 patients who were followed more than 1 year after anastomosis, recovery of serviceable facial function was obtained in 25 (92.6% Neural deficits secondary to transection of the hypoglossal-facial nerve were minimal or acceptable in most cases. The overall results were better in patients who underwent this procedure within 3 months after surgery for acoustic neuroma as compared with those who did so after 1 year or more. The 2 patients who underwent intracranial facial nerve reconstruction during surgery for acoustic neuroma and showed poor facial recovery have presented a challenge to our strategy in the treatment of such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
Volume111
Issue numberS487
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

Fingerprint

Hypoglossal Nerve
Facial Nerve
Acoustic Neuroma
Observation
Facial Paralysis

Keywords

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Cite this

Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis clinical observation. / Kunihiro, Takanobu; Kanzaki, Jin; O-uchi, Toshiaki.

In: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Vol. 111, No. S487, 1991, p. 80-84.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kunihiro, Takanobu ; Kanzaki, Jin ; O-uchi, Toshiaki. / Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis clinical observation. In: Acta Oto-Laryngologica. 1991 ; Vol. 111, No. S487. pp. 80-84.
@article{7f73cb88e33949d19ceeba678803f272,
title = "Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis clinical observation",
abstract = "We have reviewed 35 cases of hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis performed during the past 15 years for irreversible peripheral facial paralysis caused by surgery for acoustic neuroma. Of 27 patients who were followed more than 1 year after anastomosis, recovery of serviceable facial function was obtained in 25 (92.6{\%} Neural deficits secondary to transection of the hypoglossal-facial nerve were minimal or acceptable in most cases. The overall results were better in patients who underwent this procedure within 3 months after surgery for acoustic neuroma as compared with those who did so after 1 year or more. The 2 patients who underwent intracranial facial nerve reconstruction during surgery for acoustic neuroma and showed poor facial recovery have presented a challenge to our strategy in the treatment of such patients.",
keywords = "Acoustic neuroma, Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis",
author = "Takanobu Kunihiro and Jin Kanzaki and Toshiaki O-uchi",
year = "1991",
doi = "10.3109/00016489109130450",
language = "English",
volume = "111",
pages = "80--84",
journal = "Acta Oto-Laryngologica",
issn = "0001-6489",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "S487",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis clinical observation

AU - Kunihiro, Takanobu

AU - Kanzaki, Jin

AU - O-uchi, Toshiaki

PY - 1991

Y1 - 1991

N2 - We have reviewed 35 cases of hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis performed during the past 15 years for irreversible peripheral facial paralysis caused by surgery for acoustic neuroma. Of 27 patients who were followed more than 1 year after anastomosis, recovery of serviceable facial function was obtained in 25 (92.6% Neural deficits secondary to transection of the hypoglossal-facial nerve were minimal or acceptable in most cases. The overall results were better in patients who underwent this procedure within 3 months after surgery for acoustic neuroma as compared with those who did so after 1 year or more. The 2 patients who underwent intracranial facial nerve reconstruction during surgery for acoustic neuroma and showed poor facial recovery have presented a challenge to our strategy in the treatment of such patients.

AB - We have reviewed 35 cases of hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis performed during the past 15 years for irreversible peripheral facial paralysis caused by surgery for acoustic neuroma. Of 27 patients who were followed more than 1 year after anastomosis, recovery of serviceable facial function was obtained in 25 (92.6% Neural deficits secondary to transection of the hypoglossal-facial nerve were minimal or acceptable in most cases. The overall results were better in patients who underwent this procedure within 3 months after surgery for acoustic neuroma as compared with those who did so after 1 year or more. The 2 patients who underwent intracranial facial nerve reconstruction during surgery for acoustic neuroma and showed poor facial recovery have presented a challenge to our strategy in the treatment of such patients.

KW - Acoustic neuroma

KW - Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0026360086&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0026360086&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3109/00016489109130450

DO - 10.3109/00016489109130450

M3 - Article

C2 - 1843591

AN - SCOPUS:0026360086

VL - 111

SP - 80

EP - 84

JO - Acta Oto-Laryngologica

JF - Acta Oto-Laryngologica

SN - 0001-6489

IS - S487

ER -