Facial paralysis can lead to detrimental effects on patient quality of life and impair social engagement. Accordingly, it is vital that acute injuries be triaged and managed appropriately to ensure optimal functional outcome for the patent. Here we will discuss the potential etiologies of acute facial nerve injury, particularly those that are amenable to primary repair or reconstruction with cable grafting. We will highlight options for management, the associated operative technique, and the expected recovery of function in an evidence-based fashion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
- cable graft
- facial nerve
- nerve repair
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