Álvaro Cabello

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Our aim was to describe our experience with the masseteric nerve in the reanimation of short term facial paralysis. We present our outcomes using a quantitative measurement system and discuss its advantages and disadvantages. Between 2000 and 2012, 23 patients had their facial paralysis reanimated by masseteric-facial coaptation. All patients are presented(More)
BACKGROUND Longstanding unilateral facial paralysis is best addressed with microneurovascular muscle transplantation. Neurotization can be obtained from the cross-facial or the masseter nerve. The authors present a quantitative comparison of both procedures using the FACIAL CLIMA system. METHODS Forty-seven patients with complete unilateral facial(More)
Although in most cases Bell palsy resolves spontaneously, approximately one-third of patients will present sequela including facial synkinesis and paresis. Currently, the techniques available for reanimation of these patients include hypoglossal nerve transposition, free muscle transfer, and cross-face nerve grafting (CFNG). Between December 2008 and March(More)
INTRODUCTION The current focus in dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis lies not only in restoring movement but also regaining smile spontaneity. It has been argued that a spontaneous smile can only be achieved using the contralateral facial nerve as donor via cross-face nerve grafting. Techniques based on the motor nerve to the masseter, however, have(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of late infection on capsular contracture has yet to be established, leaving a gap in clinical guidelines for the treatment patients with breast implants. This trial is the first to assess if the treatment of these infections can reverse this effect in an in vivo rat model and whether late distant infections increase the incidence of(More)
Nasal osteotomies are a cornerstone step for closing an open roof deformity after dorsal hump surgery. Notwithstanding, the optimal method of nasal osteotomy remains controversial, as evidenced by the variety of approaches with no consensus between authors. Moreover, the election of the technique responds to surgeon's preference. We proposed a new way to(More)
BACKGROUND Upper eyelid reanimation is one of the most important aspects of facial paralysis. The ideal method would be one that provided dynamic restoration of voluntary eye closure, involuntary blinking, and corneal reflex. Innervation to the platysma has shown to be relatively consistent, which would allow its use as a muscle graft neurotized by the(More)
Large full-thickness chest wall reconstruction requires an alloplastic material to ensure chest wall stability, as well as a flap that provides good soft-tissue coverage. The choice not to use perforator flaps over any mesh or inert material is often based on the concern that the vascularization would be inadequate. However, perforator flaps have shown good(More)
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