Muscle Nerve 2014 Sep 5;50(3):358-65. Epub 2014 May 5.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Lessingstrasse 2, D-07740, Jena, Germany; Facial Nerve Center, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany.
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Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2016 Jul 26;20(4):666-70. Epub 2016 Mar 26.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Nerve Center, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany.
Background: Ultrasonography is a reliable, non-invasive and painless tool for quantitative assessment of the static and dynamic changes of the facial muscles in adult patients with facial palsy. Therefore it would also be worthwhile to establish the method for quantitative analysis of facial muscles in children with facial palsy to improve and expand the diagnostics for paediatric facial palsy.
Methods: Eight children, aged 1-18 years, with facial palsy of different aetiology were scanned and their ultrasound-images analysed. Read More
Muscle Nerve 2016 May 5;53(5):755-61. Epub 2016 Feb 5.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Lessingstrasse 2, D-07740, Jena, Germany.
Introduction: In this study we correlated results of ultrasonographic muscle thickness and contractility with facial electromyography (EMG) in patients with unilateral peripheral acute or chronic facial palsy.
Methods: Two hundred twenty measurements of 4 facial muscles (frontalis, orbicularis oculi, zygomaticus, and orbicularis oris) were performed in 44 patients.
Results: Facial muscle thickness at rest and during muscle contraction correlated best with EMG insertional activity, and facial muscle contractility correlated with EMG voluntary activity. Read More
Muscle Nerve 2013 Jun 21;47(6):878-83. Epub 2013 Mar 21.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Lessingstrasse 2, D-07740 Jena, Germany.
Introduction: There is no standardized method for examination of facial muscles with ultrasound. The purpose of this study was to identify those facial muscles accessible for reliable identification and to provide reference data.
Methods: In healthy subjects all facial muscles were screened for visibility, separation from adjacent muscles, and reliability of landmarks. Read More
Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2014 ;43(3):20130016
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India.
Objectives: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is an insidious chronic disease that is associated with significant functional morbidity and an increased risk for malignancy. It initially affects the lamina propria of the oral mucosa, and, as the disease progresses, it involves the submucosa and deeper tissue, including muscles of the oral cavity, resulting in loss of fibroelasticity. OSMF is a pre-malignant condition mainly caused by areca nut chewing. Read More