Surgical anatomy for direct hypoglossal-facial nerve side-to-end "anastomosis".

  title={Surgical anatomy for direct hypoglossal-facial nerve side-to-end "anastomosis".},
  author={Katsuyuki Asaoka and Yutaka Sawamura and Michio Nagashima and Takanori Fukushima},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={91 2},
OBJECT In this study the authors investigated the histomorphometric background and microsurgical anatomy associated with surgically created direct hypoglossal-facial nerve side-to-end communication or nerve "anastomosis." METHODS Histomorphometric analyses of the facial and hypoglossal nerves were performed using 24 cadaveric specimens and three surgically obtained specimens of severed facial nerve. Both the hypoglossal nerve at the level of the atlas and the facial nerve just distal to the… CONTINUE READING
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