Laser decompression of the facial nerve

J. H. Kelly, R. H. Qadir

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Abstract

Laser decompression of the facial nerve is an experimental approach to evaluating the parameters for laser usage at a nerve-bone interface. This article summarizes the anatomic considerations and indications for facial nerve decompression, and the advantages and disadvantages of laser decompression of the facial nerve. Preliminary studies using the Vanderbilt free electron laser are described, and future directions for research are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1049-1061
Number of pages13
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume29
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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