Rhinoscintigraphic analysis of nasal mucociliary function in patients with Bell's palsy


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BOYNUEGRI S., ÖZER S., PEKSOY I., ACIKALIN A., TUNA E. U. , Dursun E. , ...More

NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.19, no.3, pp.359-363, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1119-3077.179287
  • Title of Journal : NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-363

Abstract

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.