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February 1972

Alteration of the Orbicularis Oculi Reflex by Acoustic Neuroma

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Neurology and the Neurosensory Center, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(2):100-103. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080188002

Orbicularis oculi reflex testing by electrodiagnostic techniques has documented both trigeminal and facial nerve involvement in five patients with acoustic neuromas. Such quantitative measurements may demonstrate trigeminal and/or facial nerve deficits before clinical detection is possible and thus be of value in the early diagnosis of acoustic neuromas.

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