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The hallmark issue of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 NF2 is the bilateral growth of schwannoma bilaterally on cranial nerve 8 CN8the nerve in the brain vestibulocochlear nerve. CN8 has two branches of different function the cochlear auditory nerve branch for hearing and the vestibular nerve branch for balance. These tumors are either called acoustic neuroma AN or vestibular schwannoma VS.
There are many options now available that can help these patients regain function, as well as confidence regarding their appearance. Being able to smile and express other emotions with our face is something that most of us take for granted. But for people who are unable to move facial muscles on one or both sides of their face as a result of nerve damage, the quality-of-life impact can be substantial.
Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Background: Inadequate recovery from Bell's palsy is not uncommon and as consequence, physical and social impairment are exist in these patients. The medical options for chronic condition of Bell's palsy are insufficient. Low-level laser therapy has shown a favorable prognosis in the regeneration of peripheral nerves.
Anne developed facial palsy after contracting Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare complication of shingles affecting the facial nerve. She tells of the many months she spent searching in vain for answers and for support. My story begins in late May
The ailment can affect 1 in 60 people during their lifetime. There apparently was a reason Angelina Jolie, one of the most famous women in the world, stayed out of sight for a time last year. Jolie made the surprise announcement last week that she had developed the condition while separating from her husband, actor Brad Pitt.
So a friend recommended that I switch and go see an older one that had lots of knowledge and experiences with it. I saw a big difference. Sounds crazy but it really works.
Facial nerve paralysis represents a severe form of facial disfigurement with potentially devastating social, psychological and functional problems for affected patients. Our team of experts includes facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, head and neck surgeons, ophthalmologists, neurologists, physical therapists and social workers. Facial paralysis can result from a wide variety of causes including infections, traumatic injuries, skin cancers, salivary gland cancers, head and neck cancers. Facial nerve paralysis can range in severity from the loss of tone or selected to facial movements to complete loss of facial movement on the affected side with resulting facial drooping and inability to close the eye placing patients at risk for eye injuries and even blindness.
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