The surgery of the cranial nerves offers an interesting field for those who have made the treatment of nervous lesions an object of especial study. Perhaps because the symptoms to which these lesions give rise are not of serious moment in that they do not threaten life, or whatever may be the explanation, the fact remains that an insignificant number of people avail themselves of the relief that surgery affords. How many there are, who for a greater part of their lives endure the unpleasant disfigurement that follows a complete facial palsy, without so much as considering the possibilities of correction that surgery offers! And yet the facio-hypoglossal or the facio-accessory anastomosis is an operation carefully planned and fully justified by the results. Similarly with trigeminal neuralgia, it may be said that whether because of ignorance or indifference on the part of the profession or prejudice on the part of
FRAZIER CH. INTRACRANIAL DIVISION OF THE AUDITORY NERVE FOR PERSISTENT TINNITUS. JAMA. 1913;61(5):327–329. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350050009003
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