facial nerve

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Related to facial nerves: trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal nerve, Cranial nerves
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Synonyms for facial nerve

cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles

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June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Simpson, MD, FACS, President and a partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group(LIPSG) and director of the burn center at the Nassau University Medical Center, has been invited to present three papers at the International Facial Nerve Symposium at Harvard University, from June 30 to July 2, 2013, with plastic surgeons from all over the world expected to attend.
Occasionally, however, something as simple as an ear infection can also affect the facial nerves.
Sometimes the facial nerves get entangled into the tumour and are damaged permanently during the attempt to excise the tumour surgically," says Dr Achtani.
At this time, a working diagnosis of facial nerve neuroma was made.
Like Thomas, Degenhardt was born without the necessary facial nerves, although her problem only affects the left side of her face.
If the tumor becomes large, it can interfere with the facial nerve, causing partial paralysis, and eventually press against nearby brain structures, becoming lifethreatening.
Although they occupy different segments of the facial nerve and they receive afferent input from separate locations in the head, they are both located in the nervus intermedius of the facial nerve.
This revolutionary new procedure, which has the potential to help the estimated 1 in 3,500 individuals suffering from AN, substantially reduces any chance of damaging any of the facial nerves.
Due to the location of the tumor near some facial nerves, the surgery was significant but not serious," said OGE Energy Corp.
Cranial nerve involvement is usually limited to the vestibulocochlear and facial nerves, but trigeminal and abducens nerve palsies have also been reported.
In this article, we make only brief mention of the effectiveness of decompression, neurolysis, and grafting for traumatized facial nerves.
Intracranial NMCs occur primarily in the acoustic canal and cerebellopontine angle, and 15 of the 18 reported cases (including ours) involved the vestibulocochlear or facial nerves.
The concept of the anastomosis between the two facial nerves, in cases of facial nerve paralysis in which the nerve trunk is not accessible proximal to the site of the injury, remains as sound today as it was when first presented as a preliminary report at the Second International Symposium on Facial Nerve Surgery held in Osaka, Japan, September 27-3 0, 1970.
Extreme care to avoid any injury to the chorda tympani nerve during surgery must be taken because in an anomalous ear, a nerve that appears to be the chorda tympani can sometimes contain significant motor facial nerves.
These patients had undergone wide-field parotidectomy with facial nerve resection.