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3D-FLAIR MRI in facial nerve paralysis with and without audio-vestibular disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19916898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSION: Among patients with facial nerve paralysis, significant difference was observed on three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging (3D-FLAIR MRI) between those with and without audio-vestibular disturbance. This MRI technique may contribute to elucidation of the pathology of Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Bell's palsy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the 3D-FLAIR MRI findings in patients who have facial nerve paralysis with and without audio-vestibular disturbance. METHODS: 3D-FLAIR MRI was performed with and without gadolinium enhancement in 15 patients (5 men and 10 women) with unilateral facial nerve paralysis: 3 patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, 3 patients having facial nerve paralysis with hearing loss or vertigo without vesicles, and 9 patients with Bell's palsy. RESULTS: Five of the six patients with audio-vestibular disturbance showed high signals in the inner ear on precontrast 3D-FLAIR. In comparison, among nine patients with Bell's palsy, only one patient showed high signals in the inner ear on precontrast 3D-FLAIR (p < 0.05).
Seiichi Nakata; Terukazu Mizuno; Shinji Naganawa; Makoto Sugiura; Tadao Yoshida; Masaaki Teranishi; Michihiko Sone; Tsutomu Nakashima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1651-2251     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-21     Completed Date:  2010-08-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  632-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Facial Nerve Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Vestibular Diseases / complications

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