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May 1968


Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;87(5):569-570. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00760060571035

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To the Editor.—The readers of Dr. Sheehy's excellent paper on Facial Nerve Decompression in Cases of Bell's Palsy (Arch Otolaryng 84:241 [March] 1968) should be warned that positive responses to nerve stimulation have been observed for a period of two to three weeks, although the facial paralysis did not recover completely in approximately 12% of these tests.

Exception may therefore be taken to the impression that the decision for surgical de

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