Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(6): 511-518
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1267726
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Management of Traumatic Facial Nerve Injuries

Jewel D. Greywoode1 , Hao H. Ho1 , Gregory J. Artz1 , Ryan N. Heffelfinger1 , 2
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Publication Date:
17 November 2010 (online)

ABSTRACT

Management of facial nerve injuries requires knowledge and skills that should be in every facial plastic surgeon's armamentarium. This article will briefly review the anatomy of the facial nerve, discuss the assessment of facial nerve injury, and describe the management of facial nerve injury after soft tissue trauma.