facial recess approach

facial recess approach

a surgical approach to the middle ear from the mastoid through the recess lateral to the facial nerve canal and medial to the chorda tympani nerve.

fa·cial re·cess ap·proach

(fā'shăl rē'ses ă-prōch')
A surgical approach to the middle ear from the mastoid through the recess lateral to the facial nerve canal.
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A facial recess approach was used to create a posterior tympanotomy and visualise the cochlea.
4) Our results indicate that it is not possible to obtain a clear view into the sinus tympani with either CWDM or ICWM via a facial recess approach unless an angled otoendoscope is used (figure 4).
In conclusion, surgical complications secondary to a limited understanding of facial recess anatomy represent an important drawback to the facial recess approach to posterior tympanotomy to facilitate cochlear implantation.
2] A facial recess approach might or might not be required, depending on the particular individual characteristics of the patient's disease.