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. , KALCIOĞLU M. T. , Ekici I. D. , TEKİN M.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.14, no.2, pp.239-244, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/iao.2017.3888
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-244

Abstract

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.