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Facial palsy: anatomy, etiology, grading, and surgical treatment.
|Title||Facial palsy: anatomy, etiology, grading, and surgical treatment.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Rosson GD, Redett RJ|
|Journal||Journal of reconstructive microsurgery|
|Date Published||2008 Aug|
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.
|Alternate Journal||J Reconstr Microsurg|