Thoracodorsal nerve graft for reconstruction of facial nerve branching.

  title={Thoracodorsal nerve graft for reconstruction of facial nerve branching.},
  author={Federico Biglioli and Valeria Colombo and Marco Pedrazzoli and Alice Frigerio and Filippo Tarabbia and Luca Autelitano and Dimitri Rabbiosi},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  volume={42 1},
OBJECT Surgical treatment of parotid malignancies may frequently involve facial nerve amputation to achieve oncological radical resection. The entire facial nerve branching from its exit from the stylomastoid foramen to the periphery of the gland is often sacrificed. The first reconstructive strategy is the immediate reconstruction of the facial nerve by directly anastomosing the trunk of the facial nerve to its distal branches by interpositional nerve grafting. The present study was performed… CONTINUE READING