Should an infection develop after a middle fossa it could lead to meningitis, an infection in the fluid surrounding the brain. Electroneurography ENoG Electroneurography involves the use of a computer to measure the muscle response to electrical stimulation of the facial nerve. Dizziness Dizziness is common following surgery due to swelling of the inner ear structures. At times a nerve anastomosis procedure is necessary later, connecting a tongue nerve to the facial nerve hypoglossal facial anastomosis. Rarely may be possible to sew the nerve ends together at the time of surgery or to insert a nerve graft. In this patient, there was paresthesia in the ophthalmic V1 and maxillary V2 divisions of the right side of the face. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.
This tumor may or may not produce a gradually progressive facial nerve paralysis.
Edematous swelling of the facial nerve in Bell's palsy.
Balance Test An ENG electronystagmography test of the balance system is advised in some cases to clarify the cause or location of the facial nerve disorder. Facial nerve weakness like in this patient may occur after months or years of facial swelling; however, our patient had his index episode of orofacial swelling after a two-year history of recurrent lower motor neuron type facial nerve palsy [ 2 — 57 ]. Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome MRS in its classic form presents with a triad of recurrent facial nerve palsy, facial edema, and fissured tongue [ 1 — 5 ]. Electromyography Electromyography may be indicated in cases of long standing paralysis. This content does not have an Arabic version.