Intra-operative monitoring by facial electromyographic responses during microvascular decompressive surgery for hemifacial spasm

The facial electromyographic response was monitored intraoperatively in 40 patients with hemifacial spasm who were operated on by microvascular decompression of the facial nerve. All 40 patients showed an abnormal facial electromyographic response (lateral spread response) with a latency of about 10 msec after stimulation. The abnormal response resolved… CONTINUE READING