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Etiology and definitive microsurgical treatment of hemifacial spasm. Operative techniques and results in 47 patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  894338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical and operative findings are reviewed in 47 patients with intractable hemifacial spasm. The syndrome was classical in its features in 45 patients and atypical in two. Mechanical compression distortion of the root exit zone of the facial nerve was noted in all 47 patients. In 46 the abnormality was vascular cross-compression, usually by an arterial loop. In one patient, a small cholesteatoma was discovered and removed. Morbidity and postoperative results are discussed.
P J Jannetta; M Abbasy; J C Maroon; F M Ramos; M S Albin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-10-31     Completed Date:  1977-10-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebellum / blood supply
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications,  surgery
Cholesteatoma / complications
Cochlea / blood supply
Facial Muscles / surgery
Facial Nerve / surgery*
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology,  surgery*
Spasm / etiology,  surgery*

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