Effects of partial neuromuscular blockade on facial nerve monitorization in otologic surgery


Kizilay A., Aladag I., Cokkeser Y., Miman M., Ozturan O., Gulhas N.

ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA, vol.123, no.2, pp.321-324, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00016480310001187
  • Title of Journal : ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-324

Abstract

Objective-Neuromuscular blockade (NMB) is administered as part of a general anesthetic in order to keep the Patient immobilized during surgery and has been known to hinder intraoperative neuromonitorization. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of different levels of NMB on electrical stimulation thresholds of the facial nerve during otologic surgery.