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  • treatment
  • Dr. Corey Maas is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and has a great deal of experience with facial paralysis treatment. (maasclinic.com)
  • posterior
  • The use of intraoperative facial nerve monitors has resulted in objectively demonstrable improvement in facial nerve outcome for patients undergoing posterior fossa surgery for tumor removal. (medscape.com)
  • However, although, as stated, intraoperative facial nerve monitoring has resulted in demonstrably improved facial nerve outcomes in posterior fossa tumor surgery, objective documentation of improved results in mastoid and middle ear surgery is not yet forthcoming. (medscape.com)
  • In this case, the mastoid segment of the facial nerve was mobilized with a microelevetor at the posterior quadrant, but the facial nerve was preserved. (entjournal.com)
  • The nerve passes posterior to the cochleariform process , tensor tympani and oval window . (radiopaedia.org)
  • Just distal to the pyramidal eminence the nerve makes a second turn (posterior or second genu) passing vertically downwards as the mastoid segment. (radiopaedia.org)
  • It runs in the medial wall of the aditus ad antrum of the mastoid posterior to the facial recess of the mesotympanum . (radiopaedia.org)
  • loss of facial movement
  • The loss of facial movement can have a significant effect on your speech, eating and drinking, as well as cause pain, excessive tearing or twitching. (loyolamedicine.org)
  • We understand how the loss of facial movement due to nerve damage can have a significant effect on a patient's speech, eating, drinking and ability to express emotion. (loyolamedicine.org)
  • tympanic
  • As the nerve passes posteriorly from the geniculate ganglion it becomes the tympanic segment (8-11 mm in length) and is immediately beneath the lateral semicircular canal in the medial wall of the middle ear cavity . (radiopaedia.org)
  • The facial nerve canal is expanded both in the labyrinthine and tympanic segments. (radiopaedia.org)
  • conduction
  • In rare cases, a nerve conduction study is needed. (drugs.com)
  • To assist with this, nerve testing, including electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies , are performed to determine whether nerve function is present, even if function is not clinically evident. (ucsd.edu)
  • left facial
  • There is a 14.5mm x 14mm x 8mm avidly enhancing mass lesion along the anterior margin of the left petrous apex, demonstrating continuity with the genu of the left facial nerve canal. (radiopaedia.org)
  • intervention
  • If the injury is recent, baseline and interval studies (e.g., nerve testing, photographs and videos of facial function), are used by the team to determine the proper intervention needed to restore function. (ucsd.edu)
  • otologic
  • [ 2 ] Nonetheless, many surgeons are convinced, despite the absence of objective data, that the facial nerve monitor is helpful for otologic surgery and regularly use it for routine otologic operations. (medscape.com)