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Laryngoscope. 1987 Jun;97(6):705-9.

Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis and electromyographic feedback rehabilitation.

Abstract

Electromyographic (EMG) feedback has been proposed to enhance rehabilitation following hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis. Sixteen of 25 patients who underwent hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis with and without postoperative EMG rehabilitation were videotaped for evaluation of facial movement by four observers unaware of these patients' rehabilitation therapy. Using a House Facial Nerve Grading System and intragroup comparison, a trend discernible in this preliminary study indicates a chance for better facial function with EMG feedback rehabilitation.

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3586811
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