Hearing outcomes following microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm.

@article{Shah2012HearingOF,
  title={Hearing outcomes following microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm.},
  author={Aalap C. Shah and Tara N Nikonow and Parthasarathy D. Thirumala and Barry Hirsch and Yuefang F. Chang and P. Gardner and Jeffrey R. Balzer and Miguel E. Habeych and Donald J. Crammond and Lois Burkhart and Michael Bruce Horowitz},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={114 6},
  pages={673-7}
}
PURPOSE Facial nerve microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) provides relief to most patients. Due to the proximity of the cochlear and facial nerves, hearing loss is a potential MVD complication, however, there is a wide range in the reported incidence of hearing loss (HL) in the literature. In order to better understand the HL… CONTINUE READING