Issue N# 5 - 2008
Decompression surgery for Bellís palsy: An evidence-based approach
Authors : Guevara N, Santini J. (Nice)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2008;129,5:309-311.
Article published in french
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Bellís palsy is considered a benign pathology. However, it can result in considerable long-term disability. Despite the development towards the better understanding of its physiopathology, treatment is still controversial, especially the indication of decompression surgery. Current practices are not standardised. Early medical therapy associating steroid drugs and antiviral agents after the onset of paralysis has become the gold standard. There is no evidence in favour of decompression surgery.
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