The prognostic value of facial nerve conduction velocity in patients with Bell's palsy

J. Jóri, L. Székely, J. G. Kiss, F. Tóth

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The facial nerve conduction velocity was measured in 30 healthy subjects (60 sides) and in 51 patients with a unilateral Bells palsy. The normal value was 47.8 ± 5.1 m/s. Incomplete recovery was common in Bell's palsy when the velocity was below 30 m/s. Mild synkinesis was observed in only one patient when the nerve conduction velocity was above 30 m/s. When the degree of degeneration revealed by electroneuroneography did not exceed 60%, the conduction velocity was in the normal range. For degrees of degeneration in excess of this, the conduction velocity decreased in parallel with the increase in the degree of degeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-523
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Bell's palsy
  • Facial nerve
  • Nerve conduction velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The prognostic value of facial nerve conduction velocity in patients with Bell's palsy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this