Sacrificing the buccal branch of the facial nerve during parotidectomy.

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BACKGROUND The need for and consequence of sacrificing the buccal branch of the facial nerve during parotidectomy is unknown. We sought to determine the indication, frequency, and functional outcome of buccal branch sacrifice. METHODS We conducted a prospective study of all cases of parotidectomy at a tertiary referral center. RESULTS Of 100 consecutive… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/hed.24514

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