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Facial nerve motor-evoked potential monitoring during microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm
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    Response to Marcus A Acioly
    • Masafumi Fukuda, M.D.
    • Other Contributors:
      • Makoto Oishi, Tetsuya Hiraishi, and Yukihiko Fujii

    We thank Marcus A Acioly for his interest in our research paper.

    We agree with Acioly's suggestions regarding the term "facial motor evoked potential (FMEP)". We are intrigued by the concept of FMEP waveform morphology. We think that the FMEP complexity referred to by Acioly probably includes the duration of FMEP. In HFS patients, the decrease in the duration of FMEP after MVD is conceivable as being reflective o...

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    Is there a role for facial motor evoked potentials in the microsurgical treatment of hemifacial spasm?
    • Marcus A Acioly, Clinical and Research Fellow
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      • Florian Roser, Paulo H.P. de Aguiar, Marcos Tatagiba

    Marcus Andre Acioly, MD1,2 Florian Roser, MD1 Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar, MD2 Marcos Tatagiba, MD1 1 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tuebingen, Germany 2 Department of Neurology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Dear Editor,

    The recent article by Fukuda et al.[1] documents a continuing interest in the study of a novel art of facial nerve (FN) monitoring. There are some important issues that...

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