Bony landmarks as an aid for intraoperative facial nerve identification.

@article{Greyling2007BonyLA,
  title={Bony landmarks as an aid for intraoperative facial nerve identification.},
  author={Linda Magdalena Greyling and R Glanvill and JaapJ. Boon and Du Toit W P Schabort and Johannes Henricus Meiring and J. P. G. Pretorius and Abraham M Van Schoor},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={
          739-44
        }
}
Identification of the facial nerve trunk is essential during surgery of the parotid gland. Numerous landmarks have been researched and used. The relation between the facial nerve to two constant bony landmarks, the tip of the mastoid process and the central point of the transverse process of the atlas was investigated. Forty cadavers were dissected. A preauricular incision exposed the nerve trunk. Bony landmarks were identified and marked. The distance from the nerve trunk to the mastoid… CONTINUE READING
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