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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 30(5); 1987 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1987;30(5): 670-6.
Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Facial Nerve Palsy
Won Sang Lee, MD, Seung Chul Lee, MD, and Hee Nam Kim, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea
외상성 안면신경마비의 수술적 치료
이원상 · 이승철 · 김희남
연세대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실

Facial nerve palsy is not common disease in otolaryngologic field but very distressing disease of patients. Trauma is the most common cause except Bell's palsy and the temporal portion is the most common site. Using the surgical microscope and monofilament suture, result of the surgical repair such as end to end anastomosis, interpositional nerve graft and hypoglossal-facial nerve crossover has been improved. Recently, we experienced 2 cases of traumatic facial nerve palsy who were taken end to end anastomosis and interpositional nerve graft, the results were satisfied and so we report with the review of literature.

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