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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What are the 7 methods of identifying facial nerve during a superficial parotidectomy?

What are the 7 methods of identifying facial nerve during a superficial parotidectomy?

Are you a patient?: Unusual for a patient to ask this level of questions.The facial nerve lies approximately 1.0–1.5 cm deep and slightly anterior and inferior to the tip of theexternal canal cartilage (also called ‘pointer’). The nerve lies approximately 1.0 cm deep to the medial attachment of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle to the digastric groove of the mastoid bone. There are more methods. ...Read more

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I need facial nerve repair. What should I do for the quickest, most efficient resolution?

Facial Nerve Repair: Need more information to help with need for facial nerve repair. If you are asking this question, you need to go see an ENT surgeon. You will find the answers to your questions there. Mostly commonly, facial nerve weakness recovers after bell's palsy. This is probably due to a recent viral infection of the nerve. If function does not recover completely, rarely, surgery is performed. ...Read more

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What is facial nerve therapy exactly?

What is facial nerve therapy exactly?

Stimula face muscle: In facial nerve palsy or paralysis there is an asymmetry in the face for the paralysis of the vii cranial nerve peripherally so those muscles don't move and may get atrophied. Therapy stimulates those muscles until the nerve recovers some of its function. ...Read more

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Facial nerve paralysis. Is that bells?

Facial nerve paralysis. Is that bells?

Maybe: Bell's palsy is one cause of facial paralysis, but there are others. Anything involving paralysis needs to be addressed by a doctor, pronto. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the facial nerve innervate the facial glands?

Can you tell me how the facial nerve innervate the facial glands?

Innervation : That is best studied with an anatomy atlas...Not really in a 400-character venue like this. ...Read more

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What can cause Periodic excruciating bouts of facial nerve pain randomly occurring?

What can cause Periodic excruciating bouts of facial nerve pain randomly occurring?

Trigeminal neuralgia: it sounds like you're suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. This is a condition, in which there is inflammation of the nerve going to the face which transmits pain, causing spontaneous..pain. At your age, I would get this checked out. It maybe just do the virus. ...Read more

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I have list the use of my facial nerve due to an operation in which a blinis tumor was removed, what can be done to improve the appearance of my face?

I have list the use of my facial nerve  due to an operation in which a blinis tumor was removed, what can be done to improve the appearance of my face?

Ask your surgeon: There can be temporary facial weakness after tumor surgery. Ask your surgeon whether they thought the nerve was still intact at the end of your operation. If the weakness is permanent or the nerve had to be cut, then there are many things that can be done. Commonly we do surgeries to improve the closure of the eyelids, improve the smile and correct drooping of the face. ...Read more

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Is facial nerve paralysis painful?

Is facial nerve paralysis painful?

Sometimes: Sometimes facial paralysis can have pain if it is caused by a virus. This can be called ramsey hunt syndrome. Also, many bell's palsy patients describe "pins and needles" sensation for unclear reasons. ...Read more

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I have facial nerve problem and my eye is in pain?

I have facial nerve problem and my eye is in pain?

Bell's palsy?: I recommend you make an appointment asap with an ophthalmologist to have an assessment of your problem. It sounds like your vii nerve is affected and you are unable to completely close your eye, which subsequently dries (lagophthalmos) and cause pain due to corneal desiccation (keratitis). Intensive lubrication with artificial tear ointment is most effective. Sometimes a tarsorrhaphy is necessary. ...Read more

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