Electrophysiological and Histopathological Evaluation of Effects of Sodium-2 Mercaptoethanesulfonate Used for Middle Ear Surgery on Facial Nerve Functions


Egilmez O. K. , Kokten N., BARAN M., Kalcioglu M. T. , Ekici I. D. , Tekin M.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, cilt.14, ss.239-244, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/iao.2017.3888
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.239-244

Özet

OBJECTIVE: Sodium-2-mercaptoethanesulfonate (MESNA) is widely used in medicine because of its antioxidant and mucolytic effects. In recent years, it has been used in otologic surgery. Because it cleaves disulfide bonds, it is used to easily dissect the epithelial matrix in cholesteatoma and atelectasis. In this study, we hypothesized that MESNA does not have any toxic effect on the facial nerve, and the effects of MESNA on the facial nerve were examined histologically and electrophysiologically.