An extensive evaluation is often necessary to determine the cause of the disorder and localize the area of nerve involvement. Treatment Considerations The treatment of facial paralysis must be tailored to the individual patient, and the surgeon must select the appropriate course of action based on the circumstances surrounding nerve dysfunction. The tumours most commonly involved are acoustic neuroma, facial neuroma and tumours in the region of the parotid gland. Acknowledgements No funding was obtained for this report. The nerve lies inferior and medial to the tragal pointer, and its depth can be approximated by that of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle, lying lateral to the styloid process. Facial nerve disorders are accompanied at times by a hearing impairment.
Such procedures may include a face lift or removal of excess skin at the brow or cheek.
Facial Nerve Trauma: Evaluation and Considerations in Management
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