Laryngorhinootologie 2015 Dec 15;94(12):810-1. Epub 2015 Dec 15.
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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2008 Oct 18;46(7):564-6. Epub 2008 Mar 18.
Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, KY12 0SU Fife, UK.
We investigated techniques of dissection of the facial nerve currently being used in parotid surgery for benign disease in oral and maxillofacial (OMF) and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery. A postal questionnaire was sent to 300 OMF and 300 ENT consultants and 49% were returned(171(57%) OMF and 123 (41%) ENT. The antegrade technique was used routinely by 209 surgeons (87%), the retrograde technique by 9 (4%), and both techniques combined by 21 surgeons (9%). Read More
Niger J Clin Pract 2011 Jan-Mar;14(1):83-7
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Objective: The aim of the present study is to identify the facial nerve dissection technique routinely used during parotidectomy for benign parotid tumors by Nigerian Oral and Maxillofacial (OMF) and Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgeons.
Materials And Methods: A questionnaire-based study was conducted among Oral and Maxillofacial and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeons in Nigeria, on their experience with antegrade and retrograde facial nerve dissection techniques in parotid surgery. The respondents were asked to indicate their choice of dissection techniques in revision parotidectomy, limited superficial parotidectomy, and in obese patients with large tumors. Read More
J Craniofac Surg 2017 Jan;28(1):56-60
*Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Fatih †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Acibadem University, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey.
Objective: This study was conducted to investigate subclinical electrophysiological deleterious effect due to microtrauma to the nerve in response to the dissection of a tumor and parotid tissue from the facial nerve and its branches and surgical traction experienced during the operation.
Methods: The study included 34 adult patients who underwent parotidectomy operations under intraoperative facial nerve monitoring. Three measurements were taken from each patient to evaluate facial nerve functions, with 3 stimuli of different intensities applied with different timing. Read More
Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016 Jun 11;20(2):161-5. Epub 2016 Jan 11.
School of Dentistry, University of Sulamani, Sulaimani, Iraq.
Purpose: Different patterns of facial nerve branching within the parotid gland were detected, and these anatomical variations may affect the treatment approaches and outcomes of surgery. The aim of this study was to identify the patterns of facial nerve branching with the parotid gland and their importance in surgical procedures.
Materials And Methods: A total of 43 patients undergoing surgical treatments of parotid lesions were included in this study. Read More