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The hypoglossal-facial nerve crossover is a valuable surgical procedure for the treatment of certain types of facial paralysis. It is most effective when used as an integral part of a primary ablative operation for the treatment of cancer in this region. In the treatment of long-standing facial paralysis, its application requires an intact peripheral facial(More)
Cancer of the ear is an uncommon occurrence and rarely diagnosed early it its development. Routine biopsy of all granulomatous and neoplastic diseases of the ear is essential to early diagnosis. Polytomography is an aid in documenting the extent of the disease in bone. The surgical anatomy of the region of the ear imposes special disadvantages upon any type(More)
A parotid malignant tumor with spontaneous facial nerve involvement is a serious prognostic sign. Of 34 patients reported, 29 have been followed for at least five years. In this group, 20 are dead of disease (one at five years), one is dead of other causes (at seven years), one is living with disease, and seven are free of disease. Four of these seven cases(More)
Injury to the facial nerve in rhytidectomy has been occurring in less than one percent of the cases, and a spontaneous return of function in more than 80 percent of these injuries has resulted within 6 months. With the introduction of the newer and more aggressive techniques of platysmal and subplatysmal flaps and SMAS dissections, the risk of injury to(More)
Although mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant salivary neoplasm in adults, it occurs rarely in the pediatric age group. A retrospective study of 15 pediatric cases from 1954 to 1984 showed that 13 of the patients were 10 to 15 years old, and 11 were female. The parotid (11/15) and the palate (4/15) were the sites involved. Tumors were(More)
Parotidectomy may be associated with a significant depression in the retromandibular region and a significant incidence of gustatory sweating (Frey's syndrome). Superiorly and inferiorly based sternocleidomastoid flaps and posterior plication of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system were evaluated for their ability to ameliorate both consequences.(More)
A retrospective review of 112 cases treated by one author (J.C.) over the 21 year period 1953-1973 is performed. In 62% of the cases squamous cell carcinoma was the histologic diagnosis, with adenoid cystic carcinoma accounting for a further 16%. The remaining histologic types were few in number and included fibrosarcoma, muco-epidermoid carcinoma,(More)