‘Combining an end to side nerve to masseter transfer with cross face nerve graft for functional upgrade in partial facial paralysis - an observational cohort study'
14 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Results of a single stage technique combining cross facial nerve graft(s) with an ipsilateral end to side nerve to masseter transfer in incomplete facial paralysis are assessed in a retrospective cohort study. The hypothesis is that the technique can safely improve the quality of smile in these patients. End to side coaptations for the recipient facial nerve minimise the risk of iatrogenic function loss, contrasting with the end to end neurorrhaphies used in conventional babysitting procedures.
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