1. Destruction of nerve tissue.
2. Freeing of a nerve from inflammatory adhesions or incising its epineurium for decompression.
3. Incising the epineurium of the facial nerve as a part of facial nerve decompression.
The information shown above for neurolysis is provided by Stedman's.
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