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Weakness of buccal branch of facial nerve after canine fossa puncture.
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PMID:  20868538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective:We report a case of weakness of the buccal branch of the facial nerve after a canine fossa puncture procedure.Method:A case report and literature review are presented.Results:A 52-year-old woman diagnosed with right chronic maxillary sinusitis underwent canine fossa puncture during endoscopic sinus surgery. Immediately after the operation, she complained of motor weakness of the right upper lip and oral commissure, in the area innervated by the buccal branch of the facial nerve. Electroneurography revealed incomplete paralysis of the right buccal branch. However, facial weakness had recovered spontaneously by three months post-operatively, with no permanent disability.Conclusion:This is the first reported case of an injury to the buccal branch of the facial nerve following canine fossa puncture. Although the incidence of this complication is very low, surgeons should inform their patients of the possibility, and should take care when choosing the puncture site.
J Y Byun; J Y Lee; B J Baek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon Hospital, South Korea.
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