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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

5 October 2016, Wednesday

Katie had the nerve surgery today that will hopefully eliminate her facial pain.  Here was his consultation report:

"It is my impression, based upon the history and physical examination, and nerve blocks, that you have a painful neuroma of the zygomaticofacial nerve. This neuroma can be resected by going through the existing scar, with the nerve being cut back and placed deeply into whatever soft tissue or maxillary sinus remnant that we find. The positive nerve block suggests a 90% chance of a good to excellent relief of pain."

We did get the surgical report, but I don't have access to it right here.  I'm writing this 2 months later, and Katie's pain has substantially been reduced, though not entirely eliminated.  We are very happy with the results, and feel that further healing time will lead to even better results.  Thank you, Dr. Lee Dellon and Dr. Amir Dorafshar!