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Myoplastie d'allongement du temporal et greffe nerveuse transfaciale (VII-V). Note technique

Authors
Journal
Annales de Chirurgie Plastique Esthétique
0294-1260
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
48
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0294-1260(02)00180-2
Keywords
  • Paralysie Faciale
  • Myoplastie D'Allongement Du Temporal
  • Greffe Nerveuse Transfaciale
  • Nerfs Trijumeau Et Facial
  • Anastomose Vii-V
  • Facial Palsy
  • Lengthening Temporalis Myoplasty
  • Transfacial Nerve Graft
  • Trijeminal And Facial Nerves
  • Vii-V Anastomosis
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Authors report the first five cases of lengthening temporalis myoplasty associated with transfacial nerve grafting. After a follow-up period of 10 months and 8 months for the 2 first cases, temporalis reinnervation by the facial nerve could be observed. Nerve growth was documented by electromyography. Three other cases have been performed using this technique and are in the nerve growth phase. Operative technique is described in detail. Transfacial nerve grafting seems to help the transposed temporalis muscle obtain more facial function and therefore, improve the quality of the spontaneous smile. The temporalis muscle become double innervated (trigeminal and facial nerve). It should be indicated in children, young adults or in patients in whom physical therapy will be difficult.

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