Of this group, we concentrated on 156 who had a supragenicular facial lesion, a greater than 90% facial nerve degeneration on electroneuromyography
, and good cochlear reserve.
is considered as the gold-standard tool to evaluate the nerve function; but are very rarely available in low-resource countries.
Methods: The retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Neurology, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey, and comprised record of patients diagnosed with Electroneuromyography
during a 24-month period from April 2011 to April 2013.
Objective: To evaluate the degree of consistency between the referral diagnosis and that based on electroneuromyography
Findings from the electroneuromyography
were consistent with axonal polyneuropathy in three patients, ulnar nerve mono-neuropathy plus axonal polyneuropathy in two, multiple mono-neuropathy in one and in one it was normal with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (this patient had small fibre neuropathy).
(ENMG) examination was performed four weeks after the patient was paralyzed, and the electrophysiologic findings indicated total axonal degeneration of the right facial nerve and partial mild and chronic effects on the left facial nerve.
For the diagnosis, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain spine, electroencephalogram (EEG), electroneuromyography
and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analyses were performed.
clinic reported 2/1000 cases during 17 years of working period (5).
demonstrated multiple peripheral neuropathies.
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As the weakness in the left arm could not be explained by MRI or the other investigations, neurologic consultation was sought, and an electroneuromyography
(ENMG) test was performed.