Hypoglossal-facial nerve interpositional-jump graft for facial reanimation without tongue atrophy.

  title={Hypoglossal-facial nerve interpositional-jump graft for facial reanimation without tongue atrophy.},
  author={Michael May and S M Sobol and S J Mester},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={104 6},
The hemitongue paralysis that occurs as a result of a classic hypoglossal-facial nerve crossover procedure can result in profound functional deficits in speech, mastication, and swallowing. The procedure is not an option in patients with bilateral facial paralysis or those at risk for combined cranial nerve deficits. To address some of the drawbacks and limitations of this classic procedure, we developed the hypoglossal-facial nerve interpositional jump graft (12-7 jump graft) procedure. This… CONTINUE READING


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