Facial nerve monitoring parameters as a predictor of postoperative facial nerve outcomes after vestibular schwannoma resection.

@article{Neff2005FacialNM,
  title={Facial nerve monitoring parameters as a predictor of postoperative facial nerve outcomes after vestibular schwannoma resection.},
  author={Brian A. Neff and Jonathan Ting and Stephanie L. Dickinson and D Bradley Welling},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={728-32}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the intraoperative stimulus threshold and response amplitude measurements from facial electromyography can predict facial nerve function at 1 year after vestibular schwannoma resection. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary academic center. PATIENTS Seventy-four consecutive vestibular schwannoma patients. INTERVENTION The minimal stimulus intensity (in milliamperes) and electromyographic response amplitude (in microvolts) were recorded during… CONTINUE READING