Classic hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis after acoustic neuroma resection: A review of 46 cases

Takanobu Kunihiro, Kazutaka Higashino, Jin Kanzaki

研究成果: Review article査読

22 被引用数 (Scopus)

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To clarify the factors contributing to patient satisfaction with facial movement after the classic hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis, we examined 46 such patients who consented to an interview and video-recording. No correlation was seen between the physician's evaluation of returned function (according to Yanagihara's 40-point scale and the grading system of House-Brackmann) and the scores (full marks: 100 points) the patients assigned to their own facial movements. Instead the scores that the patients assigned were closely related to subjective oral dysfunction, such as difficulty in masticating, articulating, and swallowing. Those scores did not correlate with eye-related functional deficits. These findings indicate that modified techniques to minimize the hypoglossal nerve deficit may enhance patient satisfaction without sacrificing recovery of facial movements.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1-6
ページ数6
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出版ステータスPublished - 2003 3月 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 耳鼻咽喉科学

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