NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.19, no.3, pp.359-363, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
Objective: Mucociliary transport (MCT) is an important defense mechanism of the respiratory tract. One of the major factors determining MCT is the ciliary activity of the respiratory epithelium. Rhinoscintigraphy is the most commonly used method for the analysis of mucociliary activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of facial paralysis on the nasal mucociliary clearance.