Post-parotidectomy Facial Paresis: Intraoperative and Postoperative Factors

Conditions:Other Indications
Therapuetic Areas:Other
Age Range:18 - Any
Start Date:August 2015
End Date:July 2016
Contact:Brandon W Peck, MD

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This is a protocol to govern the prospective trial of facial nerve monitoring in patients
undergoing parotidectomy with an eye towards interpreting if the facial nerve monitor
provides useful information to operating surgeons and if the information provided by the
facial nerve monitor can predict degrees of postoperative facial nerve paresis.

Additionally, the study will determine if performing daily facial rehabilitation exercises
provides a benefit in reducing time to recovery of temporary post-parotidectomy paresis.

Inclusion Criteria:

- 18 years of age or older

- Planned parotid gland surgery (superficial or total parotidectomy)

- Benign or malignant disease

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnancy

- Preoperative facial nerve dysfunction

- Revision operation

- History of preoperative radiation to the surgical field

- Entire nerve not dissected

- Intentional nerve sacrifice

- Poor signal to noise ratio during surgery

- Lack of access to device compatible with video conferencing software, or lack of
access to broadband internet connection
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