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May 1972

Facial Nerve Decompression: Causes of Failure (Four Case Reports)

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Otologic Medical Group Inc, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(5):395-399. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080631001

Four patients who had decompression of the facial nerve received no benefit from initial surgery. Reexploration revealed two traumatic neuromas, one case of fibrosis around the nerve, and carcinoma from a parotid tumor invading the fourth.

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