Muscle Nerve 2014 Sep;50(3):348-57
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Lessingstrasse 2, D-07740, Jena, Germany; The Facial Nerve Center, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany.
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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.
Introduction: In this study we introduce quantitative facial muscle ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for patients with chronic unilateral facial palsy.
Methods: Muscle area, thickness, and echo intensity of 6 facial muscles (frontalis, orbicularis oculi, orbicularis oris, depressor anguli oris, depressor labii inferioris, and mentalis) and of 2 chewing muscles (temporalis and masseter, as controls) were measured in 20 patients with chronic facial palsy.
Results: Aside from 1, all facial muscles were significantly smaller on the paralyzed side. 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
Muscle Nerve 2010 Jan;41(1):32-41
Neuromuscular Centre Nijmegen, Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Ultrasonography can detect structural muscle changes caused by neuromuscular disease. Quantitative analysis is the preferred method to determine if ultrasound findings are within normal limits, but normative data are incomplete. The purpose of this study was to provide normative muscle ultrasonography data for muscle thickness and echo intensity for five different muscle groups in adults. Read More