Central functional changes after facial-spinal-accessory anastomosis in man and facial-hypoglossal anastomosis in the cat.

@article{Vera1975CentralFC,
  title={Central functional changes after facial-spinal-accessory anastomosis in man and facial-hypoglossal anastomosis in the cat.},
  author={Cristian L Vera and M G Lewin and J C Kase and Marcos Calder{\'o}n},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1975},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={181-91}
}
A left facial-spinal-accessory anastomosis was performed for peripheral facial paralysis in an 8-year-old boy. By the fourth postoperative year, the corneal reflex showed a normal latency, and left arm and face movements could be executed independently. The possibility of neural plasticity playing a role in establishing new central relationships which enable the achievement of a "normal" latency corneal reflex and independent face and arm movements is discussed. The latency of the corneal… CONTINUE READING