Paralysis of the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve: treatment options.

@article{Tulley2000ParalysisOT,
  title={Paralysis of the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve: treatment options.},
  author={P N Tulley and Ashley Webb and Jagdeep S Chana and Swee Thong Tan and D. Hudson and Adriaan O. Grobbelaar and Douglas H Harrison},
  journal={British journal of plastic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={378-85}
}
Isolated paralysis of the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve results in an asymmetrical smile with elevation of the lower lip on the affected side. We discuss the surgical options for its correction and present a series of 26 patients who underwent either botulinum toxin injection, anterior belly of digastric transfer or free extensor digitorum brevis transfer as treatment. Botulinum toxin injection provided satisfactory results although these were temporary. Anterior belly of… CONTINUE READING