The Acute Facial Palsies: Investigations on the Localization and Pathogenesis of Meato-Labyrinthine Facial Palsies / Edition 1

The Acute Facial Palsies: Investigations on the Localization and Pathogenesis of Meato-Labyrinthine Facial Palsies / Edition 1

by Erlo Esslen, U. Fisch
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642665363
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Series: Schriftenreihe Neurologie Neurology Series , #18
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1977
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 1.1. Anatomical Considerations.- 1.1.1. Course of the Facial Nerve in the Petrosal Bone.- 1.1.2. Composition and Fiber Spectrum of Facial Nerve.- 1.1.3. Intraneural Topography of Facial Nerve.- 1.2. Evaluation of Present Views on Etiology and Pathogenesis of Acute Facial Nerve Palsy.- 1.2.1. Idiopathic Facial Palsy (Bell’s Palsy).- 1.2.2. Herpes Oticus with Concomitant Facial Palsy (Ramsey Hunt Syndrome).- 1.2.3. Bilateral Facial Palsies.- 2. Investigations, Part I: Intratemporal Stimulation of Facial Nerve for Localization of Conduction Block in Idiopathic Facial Palsy, Herpes Oticus, and Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome.- 2.1. Operative Access to the Internal Auditory Channel and Other Intrapetrosal Sections of the Facial Nerve.- 2.1.1. Intraoperative Stimulation and Recording Technique.- 2.1.2. Results of Intraoperative Stimulation of Facial Nerve in the Internal Acoustic Meatus and Facial Canal. Aspect of the Facial Nerve Under the Operative Microscope.- 2.2. Findings in Favor of a Revised Conception of the Relevant Pathogenetic Factors in Acute Facial Palsies.- 2.2.1. Histopathologic Findings in Idiopathic Facial Palsy.- 2.2.2. Histopathologic Findings in Herpes Oticus.- 2.2.3. Integration of Morphologic and Electrophysiologic Findings.- 3. Investigations, Part II: Electrophysiologic Investigations on the Natural History of Acute Facial Palsies.- 3.1. Electrodiagnosis of the Facial Nerve.- 1. General Considerations.- 2. Special Problems of Electrodiagnosis of the Facial Nerve.- 3. Electrodiagnostic Methods Hitherto Applied for Diagnosis in Facial Palsy.- 4. A New Method for the Determination of the Degree of Degeneration of Facial Nerve.- 3.2. Remarks on Some Clinical Features of Acute Facial Palsies.- 3.2.1. Implications of Topical Diagnosis.- 3.3. Case Reports.- 3.3.1. Discussion of the Graphical Presentation of Results.- 3.4. Results.- 3.4.1. Idiopathic Facial Palsy (Groups 1–9).- 3.4.2. General Principles that Emerge from the Histories of Idiopathic Facial Palsy.- 1. Nerve Fiber Degeneration.- 2. Conduction Block and the Beginning of its Recovery.- 3. Latency.- 4. Completion of Recovery from Conduction Block.- 5. Degree of Nerve Regeneration.- 6. Degree of Functional Recovery.- 7. Age.- 3.4.3. Herpes Oticus (Groups 1 and 2).- 3.4.4. Principles of Disease Evolution in Facial Palsy Associated with Herpes Oticus.- 3.4.5. Bilateral Facial Palsies: Case Reports.- 3.4.6. Bilateral Facial Palsies: Principles of Evolution.- 3.4.7. Acute Facial Palsies of Different Etiologies.- 3.4.8. Facial Palsies in Petrosal Bone Fractures.- 3.5. Prognosis of Acute Facial Palsies.- 3.6. Operation in Acute Facial Palsy: Transtemporal Decompression.- 3.6.1. Evolution of Operated Cases.- 3.7. Indications for Transtemporal Decompression of the Facial Nerve.- 3.8. On Drug Therapy of Idiopathic Facial Palsy.- Summary.- References.- Cases.- Author’s Postscript.

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