Microvascular decompression of the facial nerve for hemifacial spasm: clinical and electrophysiologic observations.

@article{Auger1981MicrovascularDO,
  title={Microvascular decompression of the facial nerve for hemifacial spasm: clinical and electrophysiologic observations.},
  author={Raymond G Auger and David G. Piepgras and Edward R. Laws and Rudolph H. Miller},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1981},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={346-50}
}
Eight patients with idiopathic hemifacial spasm were studied before and after decompression of the facial nerve. Seven patients had an excellent clinical response to surgery, with total resolution of the spasm. One patient had a complete facial palsy and sensorineural deafness on the involved side after surgery, with recurrence of the spasm 6 months later. In all patients, synkinetic activity was present on the involved side before surgery and disappeared after surgery. These findings suggest… CONTINUE READING
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