Electrophysiologic facial nerve monitoring during parotidectomy.

Division of Head and Neck and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
Head & Neck (Impact Factor: 2.83). 09/2009; 32(3):399-405. DOI: 10.1002/hed.21190
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ABSTRACT Facial nerve monitoring is an adjunctive method available to a surgeon during parotid surgery to assist with the functional preservation of the facial nerve. This review describes the goals, applications, technique, and benefits of electrophysiologic facial nerve monitoring during parotid surgery. A review and analysis of the relevant medical literature related to electrophysiologic facial nerve monitoring during parotid surgery are included.

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