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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2012 Apr;45(2):513-30, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.12.015.

Habilitation of facial nerve dysfunction after resection of a vestibular schwannoma.

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Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.

Abstract

Facial nerve dysfunction after resection of a vestibular schwannoma is one of the most common indications for facial nerve habilitation. This article presents an overview of common and emerging management options for facial habilitation following resection of a vestibular schwannoma. Immediate and delayed nerve repair options, as well as adjunctive surgical, medical, and physical therapies for facial nerve dysfunction, are discussed. Two algorithms are provided as guides for the assessment and treatment of facial nerve paralysis after resection of vestibular schwannoma.

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22483830
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10.1016/j.otc.2011.12.015
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