Diagnostic relevance of transcranial magnetic and electric stimulation of the facial nerve in the management of facial palsy.

@article{Nowak2005DiagnosticRO,
  title={Diagnostic relevance of transcranial magnetic and electric stimulation of the facial nerve in the management of facial palsy.},
  author={D. A. Nowak and Stefan Linder and Helge Roland Topka},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 9},
  pages={2051-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Earlier investigations have suggested that isolated conduction block of the facial nerve to transcranial magnetic stimulation early in the disorder represents a very sensitive and potentially specific finding in Bell's palsy differentiating the disease from other etiologies. METHODS Stimulation of the facial nerve was performed electrically at the stylomastoid foramen and magnetically at the labyrinthine segment of the Fallopian channel within 3 days from symptom onset in 65… CONTINUE READING