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The influence of dissection of parasellar sympathetic pathways on the skin innervation of the face

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.03.00  Medical sciences  Neurobiology   

Code Science Field
B640  Biomedical sciences  Neurology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology 
autonomic innervation, skin, face, pupil, cavernous sinus, neurosurgery, anatomy, physiology
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (3)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  10511  PhD Roman Bošnjak  Neurobiology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  411 
2.  02710  PhD Vinko Vincenc Dolenc  Neurobiology  Head  2002 - 2004  236 
3.  20251  PhD Boštjan Matos  Neurobiology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  44 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0312  University Medical Centre Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5057272000  75,417 
Internal carotid artery (ICA) in the skull base is accompanied by sympathetic fibers. A part of them continues to accompany the ICA intradurally and distaly, but a part of sympathetic fibers separate from ICA sympathetic bundles in the parasellar region and follow the courses of abducent and trigeminal nerves. Cavernous sinus surgery may destroy these fibers. Autonomic dysfunction syndromes in the head relate the injury of sympathetic fibers in parasellar space to the exact anatomical site, but these were not yet tested in clinical settings. Autonomic function in the face skin and eye will be measured before and after surgery and compared to healthy side and autonomic dysfunction will be related to the clinical observations. The compensatory capacity of the rest of the autonomic innervation in the face could be evaluated in prospective study.
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