Facial paralysis in temporal bone trauma.

  title={Facial paralysis in temporal bone trauma.},
  author={Kevin X. Mckennan and Richard A. Chole},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  volume={13 2},
A retrospective review of 36 patients with delayed-onset (19 patients) and immediate-onset (17 patients) traumatic facial paralysis was performed. We hypothesized that traumatic delayed-onset facial paralysis does not necessitate surgical decompression under any routine circumstances. Of 19 patients in this group, normal recovery (House grade 1) occurred in 94 percent of the patients without surgical intervention. The small percentage (6%) of these patients who failed to recover completely… CONTINUE READING
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