Neurotube for facial nerve repair.

  title={Neurotube for facial nerve repair.},
  author={Massimo Navissano and Fabrizio Malan and Riccardo Carnino and Bruno Battiston},
  volume={25 4},
Facial nerve reconstruction for lesions with nerve gaps frequently require autologous or tubulized grafts of biological or synthetic origin. Neurotube, a bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid tube, represents a valid solution for this kind of defect in emergency and planned surgery. Seven posttraumatic lesions of terminal branches of the facial nerve were repaired by means of Neurotube from September 1999-September 2001. The nerve gap size ranged between 1-3 cm. Nerve regeneration was evaluated at 7… CONTINUE READING

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