Peripheral facial nerve regeneration using collagen conduit entubulation in a cat model.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Facial nerve (FN) injuries are functionally, psychologically, and financially debilitating. Facial nerve autograft repairs produce significant donor nerve morbidity and functional results that rarely exceed House-Brackmann (HB) grade III over VI. In this study we sought to enhance FN regeneration via collagen conduit entubulation. METHODS Five… (More)

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