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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Long-term Facial Nerve Clinical Evaluation Following Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery.
Author: Veronezi, Rafaela Julia Batista
Fernandes, Yvens Barbosa
Borges, Guilherme
Ramina, Ricardo
Abstract: Facial function is important in accompaniment of patients operated on vestibular schwannoma (VS). To evaluate long term facial nerve function in patients undergoing VS resection and to correlate tumor size and facial function in a long-term follow-up. Transversal study of 20 patients with VS operated by the retrosigmoid approach. House-Brackmann Scale was used preoperatively, immediately after surgery and in a long-term follow-up. Student t test was applied for statistic analysis. In the immediate postoperative evaluation, 65% of patients presented FP of different grades. Improvement of facial nerve function (at least of one grade) occurred in 53% in the long-term follow-up. There was statistically significant difference in facial nerve outcome in long-term follow-up when tumor size was considered (p<0.05). The majority of patients had improvement of FP in a long-term follow-up and tumor size was detected to be a factor associated with the postoperative prognostic.
Subject: Adolescent
Cross-sectional Studies
Facial Paralysis
Follow-up Studies
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Staging
Neuroma, Acoustic
Neurosurgical Procedures
Postoperative Complications
Treatment Outcome
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. v. 66, n. 2A, p. 194-8, 2008-Jun.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2008
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