Surgical management of Bell's palsy.

  title={Surgical management of Bell's palsy.},
  author={Bruce Jay Gantz and Jay T. Rubinstein and P W Gidley and George G. Woodworth},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={109 8},
OBJECTIVES Incomplete return of facial motor function and synkinesis continue to be long-term sequelae in some patients with Bell's palsy. The aim of this report is to describe a prospective study in which a well-defined surgical decompression of the facial nerve was performed in a population of patients with Bell's palsy who exhibit the electrophysiologic features associated with poor outcomes. In addition, management issues related to Bell's palsy including herpes simplex virus typel etiology… CONTINUE READING
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