Bony landmarks as an aid for intraoperative facial nerve identification

  title={Bony landmarks as an aid for intraoperative facial nerve identification},
  author={L. Greyling and R. Glanvill and J. Boon and D. Schabort and J. Meiring and J. Pretorius and A. van Schoor},
  journal={Clinical Anatomy},
  • L. Greyling, R. Glanvill, +4 authors A. van Schoor
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Identification of the facial nerve trunk is essential during surgery of the parotid gland. [...] Key Method 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 process and the atlas was measured. The mean distance between the mastoid process and nerve for the left was 9.18 +/- 2.05 mm and for the right, 9.35 +/- 1.67 mm. The mean distance between the atlas and the nerve for the left was 14.31…Expand Abstract
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