Facial Paralysis: Clinical Features, Management and Outcomes


Keith Aguilar (Editor)

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED056000

The facial nerve is arguably one of the most important cranial nerves as its injury may result in not only the inability to produce voluntary facial expressions but also the loss of protective eyelid closure and glandular secretions. Facial nerve injuries present a multitude of serious problems for patients that may hugely impact their quality of life and general health including: difficulties with eating or drinking, loss of articulate speech, ocular injury and significant psychosocial morbidity. This book examines clinical features, management and outcomes of facial paralysis. Chapters One and Two discusses the anatomy of the facial nerve, the possible causes of facial nerve palsy, how to assess and diagnose facial palsy, and reviews management options of facial paralysis. Chapter Three studies facial palsy in otitis media. Chapter Four discusses the association between the different techniques for achieving symmetry recovery in facial palsy patients. Chapter Five reviews the surgical management of static and dynamic rehabilitation of facial paralysis. Chapter Six assesses the clinical results of hemihypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis (HHFA). (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Facial Palsy
M. Twoon, N. Saeed, E. Fong, M.J. Hallam (University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and others)

Chapter 2. General and Ophthalmic Management
Mr. A.Yagan & Professor S.A. Sadiq (Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK)

Chapter 3. Facial Palsy in Otitis Media
Sangeeta Kapur Maini, Vamsidhar Vallamkondu, and Bhaskar Ram (ENTconsultant and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB, UK, and others)

Chapter 4. Speedy and Easy Techniques in Facial Palsy Surgery
A.Di Stadio (Otophatology Lab, Otolaryngology Department, Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)

Chapter 5. Surgical Management of Static and Dynamic Rehabilitation of Facial Paralysis
Bernardo Hontanilla, Diego Marre, and Alvaro Cabello (Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Navarra, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Hemihypoglossal-Facial Nerve Anastomosis for Facial Nerve Reanimation
Tomasz A. Dziedzic, Przemys³aw Kunert and Andrzej Marchel (Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland)


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