Intervention Review

You have free access to this content

Surgical interventions for the early management of Bell's palsy

  1. Kerrie McAllister1,
  2. David Walker1,
  3. Peter T Donnan2,
  4. Iain Swan3,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neuromuscular Group

Published Online: 16 OCT 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 29 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007468.pub3


How to Cite

McAllister K, Walker D, Donnan PT, Swan I. Surgical interventions for the early management of Bell's palsy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD007468. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007468.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    North Glasgow University NHS Trust, Department of Otolaryngology, Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    University of Dundee, Tayside Centre for General Practice, Dundee, UK

  3. 3

    Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

*Iain Swan, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, G31 2ER, UK. Iain@ihr.gla.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 16 OCT 2013

SEARCH

References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Adour 1971 {published data only}
  • Adour KK, Swanson JPJ. Facial paralysis in 403 consecutive patients: emphasis on treatment response in patients with Bell's palsy. Transactions - American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology 1971;75(6):1284-1301. [PUBMED: 5153092]
Mechelse 1971 {published data only}

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Aoyagi 1988 {published data only}
  • Aoyagi M, Koike Y, Ichige A. Results of facial nerve decompression. Acta Oto-Laryngologica Supplement 1988;446:101-5.
Brown 1982 {published data only}
Fisch 1981 {published data only}
Gantz 1999 {published data only}
Giancarlo 1970 {published data only}
May 1984 {published data only}
McNeill 1974 {published data only}
Yanagihara 2001 {published data only}

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Adour 1975
Adour 2002
Antoni 1919
  • Antoni N. [Herpes zoster med forlamming (med sarskild hansyn ill f.k. polyneuritis cerebali Meniereformis)]. Hygeiea 1919;81:340-53.
Ballance 1932
  • Ballance C, Duel AB. The operative treatment of facial palsy: by the introduction of nerve grafts into the fallopian canal and by other intratemporal methods. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 1932;15:1-70.
DerSimonian 1986
Engstrom 2008
  • Engstrom M, Berg T, Stjernquist-Desatnik A, Axelsson S, Pitkaranta A, Hultcrantz M, et al. Prednisolone and valaciclovir in Bell's palsy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial. Lancet Neurology 2008;7(11):993-1000.
Esslen 1977
  • Esslen E. The acute facial palsies: investigations on the localization and pathogenesis of meato-labyrinthine facial palsies. Schriftenreihe Neurologie - Neurology Series. Springer Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1977; Vol. 18:1-164.
Fisch 1972
Fisch 1984
Friedman 2000
Higgins 2008
  • Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2009. Available from www.cochrane-handbook.org Vol. 5.0.2 [updated September 2009].
Higgins 2011
  • Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011. Available from www.cochrane-handbook.org.
Lockhart 2009
May 1972
May 1985
McCormick 1972
Morgenlander 1990
Peitersen 2002
  • Peitersen E. Bell's palsy: the spontaneous course of 2,500 peripheral facial nerve palsies of different etiologies. Acta Oto-laryngologica Supplement 2002;549:4-30.
RevMan 2011 [Computer program]
  • The Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration. Review Manager (RevMan). Version 5.1. Copenhagen: The Nordic Cochrane Centre, The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011.
Salinas 2010
Sillman 1992
Spiegelhalter 2000
  • Spiegelhalter DJ, Thomas A, Best NG. WinBUGS Version 1.2. User Manual. WinBUGS Version 1.2. User Manual. Cambridge, MRC Biostatistics Unit, 2000.
Stjernquist 2006
  • Stjernquist-Desatnik A, Skoog E, Aurelius E. Detection of herpes simplex and varicella-zoster viruses in patients with Bell's palsy by the polymerase chain reaction technique. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 2006;115(4):306-11.
Sullivan 2007
  • Sullivan FM, Swan IRC, Donnan PT, Morrison JM, Smith BH, McKinstry B, et al. Early treatment with prednisolone or acyclovir in Bell's palsy. New England Journal of Medicine 2007;357(16):1598-607.
Theil 2001
  • Theil D, Arbusow V, Derfuss T, Strupp M, Pfeiffer M, Mascolo A, et al. Prevalence of HSV-1 LAT in human trigeminal, geniculate, and vestibular ganglia and its implication for cranial nerve syndromes. Brain Pathology 2001;11(4):408-13.

References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
McAllister 2008
  • Swan I, Donnan P, McAllister K, Walker D. Surgical interventions for the early management of Bell's palsy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007468]
McAllister 2011