Facial reanimation with gracilis muscle transfer neurotized to cross-facial nerve graft versus masseteric nerve: a comparative study using the FACIAL CLIMA evaluating system.

@article{Hontanilla2013FacialRW,
  title={Facial reanimation with gracilis muscle transfer neurotized to cross-facial nerve graft versus masseteric nerve: a comparative study using the FACIAL CLIMA evaluating system.},
  author={Bernardo Hontanilla and Diego Marr{\'e} and {\'A}lvaro Cabello},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={131 6},
  pages={
          1241-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND Longstanding unilateral facial paralysis is best addressed with microneurovascular muscle transplantation. Neurotization can be obtained from the cross-facial or the masseter nerve. The authors present a quantitative comparison of both procedures using the FACIAL CLIMA system. METHODS Forty-seven patients with complete unilateral facial paralysis underwent reanimation with a free gracilis transplant neurotized to either a cross-facial nerve graft (group I, n=20) or to the… CONTINUE READING
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