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82. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

01.06. - 05.06.2011, Freiburg

Clinical assessment of a new computerised objective method of measuring facial palsy

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Gabriella Kecskés - University of Szeged Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • László Rovó - University of Szeged Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • Brian O'Reilly - Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  • Balázs Sztanó - University of Szeged Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • László Viharos - University of Szeged Institute Bolyai, Szeged, Hungary
  • József Jóri - University of Szeged Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 82. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Freiburg i. Br., 01.-05.06.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11hnod738

DOI: 10.3205/11hnod738, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11hnod7384

Veröffentlicht: 19. April 2011

© 2011 Kecskés et al.
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Gliederung

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Introduction: The aim of this study was to compare the results using a new computerised objective method of assessing the degree of facial palsy with the results obtained using traditional clinical methods.

Methods: Prospective computerized pixel change analysis and clinical evaluation of videos. Subjects with varying degrees of unilateral facial palsy. Comparison of the results obtained from an objective computerised method, the Glasgow Facial Palsy Scale, with the standard subjective clinical methods of the House-Brackmann, Yanagihara, Sunnybrook grading scales and the objective clinical Stennert-Limberg-Frentrup scale.

Results: Statistical analysis of the results from the objective computerised system indicated that there is an averagely strong correlation with the results from the House-Brackmann, Sunnybrook and Stennert-Limberg-Frentrup scales and it therefore has the ability to produce consistent results that agree with traditional clinical methods. It has a strong correlation with the Yanagihara grading scale indicating that it also has the ability to detect and record variations in the different regions of the face.

Conclusion: This new computerised objective method of assessing the degree of facial palsy shows promise as a standardised objective method of assessing the degree of facial palsy.