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August 1970

Chorda Tympani Neurectomy for Bell's Palsy

Author Affiliations

Danville, Va
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(2):189-190. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310020087021

Two cases of facial paralysis of the Bell's type occurred in which evidence of cellular infiltration or signs of local infiltration in the chorda tympani nerve was absent. In one case, the chorda tympani neurectomy did not influence the course of the paralysis. The failure to confirm the hypothesis of Blatt in these two cases suggests caution in accepting chorda tympani neurectomy as a cure of Bell's palsy.

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