Electrical stimulation treatment for facial palsy after revision pleomorphic adenoma surgery.

Goldie, S., Sandeman, J., Cole, R., Dennis, S. and Swain, I. D., 2016. Electrical stimulation treatment for facial palsy after revision pleomorphic adenoma surgery. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2016 (4).

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DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjw057

Abstract

Surgery for pleomorphic adenoma recurrence presents a significant risk of facial nerve damage that can result in facial weakness effecting patients' ability to communicate, mental health and self-image. We report two case studies that had marked facial weakness after resection of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma and their progress with electrical stimulation. Subjects received electrical stimulation twice daily for 24 weeks during which photographs of expressions, facial measurements and Sunnybrook scores were recorded. Both subjects recovered good facial function demonstrating Sunnybrook scores of 54 and 64 that improved to 88 and 96, respectively. Neither subjects demonstrated adverse effects of treatment. We conclude that electrical stimulation is a safe treatment and may improve facial palsy in patients after resection of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma. Larger studies would be difficult to pursue due to the low incidence of cases.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2042-8812
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:24895
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:25 Oct 2016 15:11
Last Modified:25 Oct 2016 15:11

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