A comparison of surgical techniques used in dynamic reanimation of the paralyzed face.

@article{Malik2005ACO,
  title={A comparison of surgical techniques used in dynamic reanimation of the paralyzed face.},
  author={Tass H Malik and Gerard Kelly and Aftab Ahmed and Shakeel Riaz Saeed and Richard Thomas Ramsden},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={284-91}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the outcomes of three surgical techniques used in the rehabilitation of the paralyzed face. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University-based tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Between 1976 and 2000, rehabilitative facial nerve surgery was performed on 70 adult patients with varying underlying diseases. INTERVENTION Three methods of facial nerve rehabilitative surgery were performed: end-to-end anastomosis, cable nerve graft interposition, and classic… CONTINUE READING