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Facial Paralysis Reconstruction

  • Ralph T. Manktelow

Abstract

Each patient with facial paralysis requires a unique plan of treatment based upon the individual’s particular deformities and concerns. Innumerable procedures have been used for facial reconstruction. For mouth reconstruction, these include static and dynamic slings, muscle transfers and transplantations, nerve repairs, grafts and transfers, neurectomies and myectomies and various soft tissue procedures. Most of these procedures have a useful place in the correction of the deformities of facial paralysis. However, for smile reconstruction, vascularized muscle transplantation is gradually becoming the procedure of choice.

Keywords

Facial Nerve Nerve Graft Normal Side Gracilis Muscle Facial Paralysis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph T. Manktelow
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Division of Plastic SurgeryToronto General HospitalTorontoCanada

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