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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00016480310001187
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-324
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


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.