2 - Facial nerve monitoring during parotidectomy: review
Berna Uslu Coşkun
The majority of otolaryngologists perform parotid gland surgery. The understanding of facial nerve anatomy and meticulous surgical technique has always been the prerequisite for this procedure. However, complications still occur by even the most experienced surgeons. Facial nerve monitoring is an adjunctive method available to a surgeon during parotid surgery to assist the functional preservation of the facial nerve. This review describes the goals, applications, technique and benefits of electrophysiologic facial nerve monitoring during parotid surgery.
Keywords: Facial monitoring, facial nerve, parotidectomy
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