What types of iatrogenic facial nerve injuries (IFNIs) are most likely to occur in which circumstances?
Background: Some of the myriad causes of facial paralysis are potentially preventable, and IFNI is an attractive target for scrutiny. Reported rates of IFNI vary not only by procedure involved but also among studies addressing the same operation.
Explore this issue:January 2014
Study design: Retrospective chart review of all patients seen between 2002 and 2012.
Setting: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.