Useful surgical techniques for facial nerve preservation in tumorous intra-temporal lesions

Jin Kim, In Seok Moon, Jong Dae Lee, Dae Bo Shim, Won Sang Lee

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Abstract

The management of the facial nerve in tumorous temporal lesions is particularly challenging due to its complex anatomic location and potential postoperative complications, including permanent facial paralysis. The most important concern regarding surgical treatment of a tumorous temporal lesion is the inevitable facial paralysis caused by nerve injury during the tumor removal, especially in patients with minimal to no preoperative facial nerve dysfunction. We describe successful four cases in which various surgical techniques were developed for the preservation of the facial nerve in treatment of intratemporal tumorous lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages9
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Facial nerve
  • Surgical technique
  • Tumor

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