Teresa González

Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Publications (8)11.75 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Conventional hypoglossal-facial anastomosis and the interposition jump graft variation are the most popular techniques for facial nerve reconstruction resulting from proximal facial nerve injury. We present a modification of this technique, the hemi-hypoglossal facial intratemporal side to side anastomosis, which overcomes many of the failings of previous techniques. The method involves mobilization of the intratemporal facial nerve, which is anastomosed to a partially incised hypoglossal nerve. It is especially indicated in patients with multiple cranial nerve palsies.
    Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española 04/2008; 59(3):124-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Conventional hypoglossal-facial anastomosis and the interposition jump graft variation are the most popular techniques for facial nerve reconstruction resulting from proximal facial nerve injury. We present a modification of this technique, the hemi-hypoglossal facial intratemporal side to side anastomosis, which overcomes many of the failings of previous techniques. The method involves mobilization of the intratemporal facial nerve, which is anastomosed to a partially incised hypoglossal nerve. It is especially indicated in patients with multiple cranial nerve palsies.
    Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española. 03/2008; 59(3).
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    Acta Neuropathologica 11/2007; 114(4):431-3. · 9.73 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Post-operative facial function was analyzed in 14 patients undergoing different techniques for facial nerve repair. The aetiology of facial paralysis included vestibular schwannomas, facial schwannomas, cranioencephalic trauma, and iatrogenic lesions. The mean interval between paralysis and reconstruction surgery was 6 months, although in 2 cases it exceeded 12 months. The first facial signs of recovery were achieved around the sixth month post-operatively, in every patient. All patients achieved a facial function graded III or IV in the House-Brackmann scale, equivalent to a grade II or III on the May scale. There were no differences between the surgical techniques compared, both termino-terminal anastomosis and hypoglossal-facial anastomosis. The surgical reconstruction techniques for facial nerve repair should be known by all ENT surgeons. At least facial symmetry at rest and complete eye closure are achieved in almost every patient when the procedure is carried out at the proper time.
    Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española 04/2007; 58(4):133-7.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective Post-operative facial function was analyzed in 14 patients undergoing different techniques for facial nerve repair. Material and method The aetiology of facial paralysis included vestibular schwannomas, facial schwannomas, cranioencephalic trauma, and iatrogenic lesions. Results The mean interval between paralysis and reconstruction surgery was 6 months, although in 2 cases it exceeded 12 months. The first facial signs of recovery were achieved around the sixth month post-operatively, in every patient. All patients achieved a facial function graded III or IV in the House-Brackmann scale, equivalent to a grade II or III on the May scale. There were no differences between the surgical techniques compared, both termino-terminal anastomosis and hypoglossal-facial anastomosis. Conclusions The surgical reconstruction techniques for facial nerve repair should be known by all ENT surgeons. At least facial symmetry at rest and complete eye closure are achieved in almost every patient when the procedure is carried out at the proper time.
    Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española 04/2007; 58(4):133–137.
  • Ontology & Neurotology 04/2005; 26(2):310-1. · 2.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Recurrence in the pathologically negative neck (pN0) is one of the most striking events occurring in head and neck tumors. It is not even mentioned in many neck dissection studies. The presence of micrometastases has been suggested as an explanation for this event. In accordance to a recent study performed in our institution, we bring up this controversial issue. A definitive explanation for recurrence in the pN0 has not yet been proposed.
    Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española 53(7):523–525.
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    ABSTRACT: Recurrence in the pathologically negative neck (pN0) is one of the most striking events occurring in head and neck tumors. It is not even mentioned in many neck dissection studies. The presence of micrometastases has been suggested as an explanation for this event. In accordance to a recent study performed in our institution, we bring up this controversial issue. A definitive explanation for recurrence in the pN0 has not yet been proposed.
    Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española 53(7):523-5.