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Interfascicular nerve repair. Is it applicable in facial injuries?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7378016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The reapproximation of individual fascicles has been advocated as a microsurgical method of improving neural regeneration following peripheral nerve injuries. To date, this technique has met with limited success, in part owing to an unclear understanding of the anatomic location of fibers in the proximal nerve relative to their distal distribution on the face. Fascicular repair is indicated in clean lacerations of the nerve trunk distal to the stylomastoid foramen. For long defects or injuries proximal to the midmastoid region (where the nerve is monofascicular), simple nerve trunk sutures should be performed until more detailed information on the fascicular anatomy of the intratemporal facial nerve becomes available. A case is reported in which a stab wound of the parotid region was complicated by hemorrhage and infection. A delayed neurorrhaphy was performed using a modified interfascicular grafting technique with sural nerve grafts.
R L Crumley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0003-9977     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-22     Completed Date:  1980-07-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376526     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Facial Muscles / innervation*
Facial Nerve / anatomy & histology,  surgery*
Facial Nerve Injuries
Nerve Regeneration
Sural Nerve / transplantation
Transplantation, Autologous
Wounds, Stab / surgery

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