Facial palsy: anatomy, etiology, grading, and surgical treatment.

TitleFacial palsy: anatomy, etiology, grading, and surgical treatment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRosson GD, Redett RJ
JournalJournal of reconstructive microsurgery
Volume24
Issue6
Pagination379-89
Date Published2008 Aug
Abstract

The modern microvascular reconstructive surgeon has quite an arsenal when managing the paralyzed face and injury to the facial nerve. After a brief description of the anatomy, etiology, facial nerve syndromes, and grading schemes, we detail our approach to the patient with facial paralysis. In reviewing our methods, we discuss the organ-based timing protocol, along with recent advancements in surgical technique.

DOI10.1055/s-0028-1082897
Alternate JournalJ Reconstr Microsurg