How do you check for facial nerve Parotidectomy?
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Accordingly, how do I know if I have facial nerve parotid surgery?
Most commonly used anatomical landmarks to identify facial nerve trunk are stylomastoid foramen, tympanomastoid suture (TMS), posterior belly of digastric (PBD), tragal pointer (TP), mastoid process and peripheral branches of the facial nerve.
Likewise, what is facial nerve dissection? Superficial or lateral lobe parotidectomy with facial nerve dissection remains the standard operation for the safe and complete extirpation of benign and selected malignant neoplasms of the parotid gland located lateral to and not involving the facial nerve.
Secondly, can facial nerve damage repair itself?
Facial sensory nerve repair. Sensory nerves can be accessed by various routes, all of which leave minimal scarring. Peripheral nerves have potential for self-repair, but it is a slow process that may take 3-4 months or longer. Minor and superficial nerve injuries will often heal themselves.
Where is the facial nerve located?
The nerves typically travels from the pons through the facial canal in the temporal bone and exits the skull at the stylomastoid foramen. It arises from the brainstem from an area posterior to the cranial nerve VI (abducens nerve) and anterior to cranial nerve VIII (vestibulocochlear nerve).