What is facial decompression surgery?? who needs it?
Hello, What is facial decompression surgery?? who needs it? I would like to learn on this topic. One of my friends is undergoing this process. I learnt that this is the treatment of facial paralysis. Please provide your comments on this.
@awanish Nerve decompression surgery can help those living with facial paralysis regain facial function and improve facial symmetry. It is performed when the facial nerve is being compressed in the bony canal of the temporal bone. In some cases, the facial nerve is so inflamed that it becomes pressed, or cramped, within the confined space of the bony canal. When facial nerve compression surgery is performed by an experienced facial paralysis surgeon, releasing the pressure on the nerve can alleviate facial paralysis symptoms. Facial nerve compression can occur for various reasons, including infection, inflammation, or other damage to the nerve itself. In any of these instances, patients can gradually lose the ability to move their facial muscles over a period of weeks or months. A head or neck tumor or stroke can contribute to facial paralysis and associated compression of the facial nerve. In addition, a cancerous tumor located near the facial nerve or in the area of the brain that delivers signals to facial muscles can lead to paralysis. There are also instances in which surgery to remove a growth can cause facial nerve compression and/or paralysis.