The “Babysitter” Principle: Experience and Results in 25 Cases

  • J. K. Terzis
Conference paper


To present the introduction and our 6-year clinical experience of a new technique for facial reanimation by which ipsilateral “strong” motor donors are used to preserve denervated targets in complete or partial facial palsies until contralateral VII nerve motor fibers take over.

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Terzis
    • 1
  1. 1.Microsurgical Research Center — MRCEastern Virgina Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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