Evolution of Patients With Immediate Complete Facial Paralysis Secondary to Acoustic Neuroma Surgery.
Autores: Adriana Pardo-Maza - Luis Lassaletta - Teresa González-Otero - José Maria Roda - Susana Moraleda - Álvaro Arbizu - Javier Gavilán.
Abstract: —Objective: To study the evolution of patients with immediate complete facial paralysis after acoustic neuroma surgery in different scenarios and assess different facial reanimations techniques.
Methods: This study included 50 patients with complete facial paralysis immediately after acoustic neuroma surgery. Data were analyzed into 4 groups according to the need and type of reconstruction of the facial nerve, either none, immediate, or on a deferred basis. All patients had intraoperative facial nerve monitoring, and facial nerve function was evaluated according the House-Brackmann (HB) scale.