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Article
April 1972

Experimental Facial Nerve Decompression in the Cat

Author Affiliations

Amsterdam
From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(4):350-355. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080544011
Abstract

A sensitive method for observing the function of the facial nerve in the cat is based on the analysis of evoked compound nerve action potentials. It was used to check nerve function in decompression of the facial nerve, and demonstrated that decompression—if performed with the utmost care—can be accomplished without measurable damage to nerve function.

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