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Patient Testimonial: Joni – Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) & Facial Paralysis

Patient Testimonial: Joni – Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) & Facial Paralysis (Watch video)  Patient Joni was on a simple bike ride with her family when she felt something on the right side of her neck. On the bike ride she experienced dizziness and uncomfort. She was immediately shouted to her family and was instantly taken to the hospital where she spent 20 days in the ICU. Later diagnosed with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) which is a bulging blood vessel that bursts in …

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Patient Testimonial: Deeanna – Facial Paralysis

Patient Testimonial: Deeanna –Facial Paralysis (Watch video) Patient Deeanna now 29 years old, was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma at the age of 26. She was scheduled for surgery to have her tumor removed and was told there was about a 13% chance of Facial Paralysis. After foregoing with surgery, she was told that during her surgery, they noticed her tumor had been wrapped around her facial nerve and irritated it. After undergoing surgery, the tumor removal caused facial paralysis. …

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Case Study: Temporalis Tendon Transfer

Facial Nerve Disorders A 73-year-old woman suffered with left sided facial paralysis for one-year that began immediately following the removal of a large acoustic neuroma. In addition to her facial droop, she also complained of blurred vision, left nasal obstruction, and had difficulty eating and drinking. The patient also felt her speech was difficult for others to comprehend.  (This photo demonstrates a Before (Left Photo) and After (Right Photo) following the Temporalis Tendon Transfer during a 6-month period.)  Examination from …

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