Immediate Gore-Tex sling suspension for management of facial paralysis in head and neck extirpative surgery.

@article{Skourtis2007ImmediateGS,
  title={Immediate Gore-Tex sling suspension for management of facial paralysis in head and neck extirpative surgery.},
  author={Mia E Skourtis and Stephen M Weber and John David Kriet and Douglas A. Girod and Terance Ted Tsue and Mark K. Wax},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={228-32}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the functional and aesthetic outcomes of immediate facial reconstruction with a Gore-Tex (expanded polytetrofluoroethylene) sling in irradiated patients undergoing large head and neck tumor extirpation with facial nerve resection. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a retrospective study of 17 patients at two academic institutions who underwent extirpative surgery with immediate Gore-Tex sling reconstruction and completed radiotherapy. Functional and… CONTINUE READING

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