Laryngoscope 2009 Dec;119(12):2299-305
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cologne, Jena, Germany.
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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1997 Oct;123(10):1081-7
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor,USA.
Objectives: To assess whether continuous facial nerve monitoring during parotidectomy is associated with a lower incidence of facial nerve paresis or paralysis compared with parotidectomy without monitoring and to assess the cost of such monitoring.
Design: A retrospective analysis of outcomes for patients who underwent parotidectomy with or without continuous facial nerve monitoring.
Setting: University medical center. Read More
Laryngoscope 2006 Sep;116(9):1569-72
Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
Objectives/hypothesis: To assess whether the use of continuous intraoperative facial nerve monitoring correlates to postoperative facial nerve injury during parotidectomy.
Study Design: A retrospective analysis.
Methods: Forty-five consecutive parotidectomies were performed using an electromyograph (EMG)-based intraoperative facial nerve monitor. Read More
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1997 Oct;123(10):1091-6
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Objectives: To analyze the incidence of facial nerve dysfunction following parotidectomy and to correlate this with the extent of parotid gland resection, the pathological diagnosis, and the clinical setting.
Design: A review of prospectively collected data from a dedicated computerized head and neck database.
Setting: Tertiary care center. Read More