3D-FLAIR MRI in facial nerve paralysis with and without audio-vestibular disorder

Seiichi Nakata, Terukazu Mizuno, Shinji Naganawa, Makoto Sugiura, Tadao Yoshida, Masaaki Teranishi, Michihiko Sone, Tsutomu Nakashima

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Abstract

Conclusion: Among patients with facial nerve paralysis, significant difference was observed on three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging (3D-FLAIR MRI) between those with and without audio-vestibular disturbance. This MRI technique may contribute to elucidation of the pathology of Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Bell's palsy. Objective: To evaluate the 3D-FLAIR MRI findings in patients who have facial nerve paralysis with and without audio-vestibular disturbance. Methods: 3D-FLAIR MRI was performed with and without gadolinium enhancement in 15 patients (5 men and 10 women) with unilateral facial nerve paralysis: 3 patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, 3 patients having facial nerve paralysis with hearing loss or vertigo without vesicles, and 9 patients with Bell's palsy. Results: Five of the six patients with audio-vestibular disturbance showed high signals in the inner ear on precontrast 3D-FLAIR. In comparison, among nine patients with Bell's palsy, only one patient showed high signals in the inner ear on precontrast 3D-FLAIR (p <0.05).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-636
Number of pages5
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
Volume130
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Nakata, S., Mizuno, T., Naganawa, S., Sugiura, M., Yoshida, T., Teranishi, M., Sone, M., & Nakashima, T. (2010). 3D-FLAIR MRI in facial nerve paralysis with and without audio-vestibular disorder. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 130(5), 632-636. https://doi.org/10.3109/00016480903338123