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Electroneuronography in prognosis of intratemporal facial palsy, as compared to measurements of rheobase and chronaxy.
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PMID:  564493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Electroneuronography is compared to indicrect chronaximetry in the prognosis of intratemporal facial palsies. In 86 patients, the two methods were found to be congruent and in a number of cases complementary in determining impending degeneration. Both techniques are described and their results evaluated statistically. Our observations indicate that electroneuronography allows to some extent a quantitative evaluation by means of numeric parameters whereas the results of chronaximetry only give a qualitative account of nerve degeneration depending largely on the examiner's experience. Both methods, however, have a certain margin of failure and for more accurate diagnosis and prognosis simultaneous use of both methods is advocated.
M Podvinec
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0301-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec.     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-26     Completed Date:  1978-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334721     Medline TA:  ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials
Facial Paralysis / diagnosis*
Nerve Degeneration
Neural Conduction
Reaction Time

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