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ID 114758
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When does facial synkinesis develop?
Author
Nakamura, Katsuhiko University of Tokushima
Takahashi, Mika University of Tokushima
Miyoshi, Hitomi University of Tokushima
Toda, Naoki Anan Medical Center
Iwasaki, Hidetaka Yoshinogawa Medical Center
Fuchigami, Teruhiko University of Tokushima
Abe, Koji University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
facial palsy
facial synkinesis
electroneurography
onset
predictive factor
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The objective of this study is to clarify when facial palsy patients with lower value of Electroneurography (ENoG) should begin the rehabilitation to prevent the development of facial synkinesis. For this purpose, we examined the relationship between the value of ENoG measured 10-14 days after facial palsy onset and the onset day of the development of oral-ocular synkinesis. Sixteen patients with facial palsy including 11 with Bell’s palsy and 5 with Ramsay Hunt syndrome (7 men and 9 women ; 15-73 years old ; mean age, 41.6 years) were enrolled in this study. There was no correlation between ENoG value and the onset day of the development of oral-ocular synkinesis (ρ = .09, p = .73). Oral-ocular synkinesis began to develop in 4.0 ± 0.7 months (mean ± SD ; range : 3.1-5.0 months) after facial palsy onset regardless of ENoG value. In conclusion, ENoG value cannot predict when facial synkinesis develops in patients with facial palsy. We recommend that facial palsy patients with a high risk for the development of synkinesis begin the biofeedback rehabilitation with mirror to prevent the development of facial synkinesis 3 months after facial palsy onset.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA12022913
AA11166929
Publisher
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
Volume
67
Issue
1-2
Start Page
87
End Page
89
Sort Key
87
Published Date
2020-02
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language
eng
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Medical Sciences
University Hospital