• Masseter-to-facial nerve transfer: technique and outcomes utilizing a fibrin sealant for coaptation

    5 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    BackgroundThis article describes the use of fibrin sealant for nerve coaptation without sutures in masseter-to-facial nerve transfer; and the results obtained utilizing this technique in a series of eleven patients.MethodsA retrospective review of eleven patients with facial paralysis grades V-VI was performed. All patients underwent masseter nerve transfer for facial reanimation utilizing a fibrin sealant, without utilizing sutures for coaptation.ResultsThe follow up period ranged from 10 to 52 months.
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