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Locating the cervical motor branch of the facial nerve: anatomy and clinical application.

Authors
  • Chowdhry, Saeed
  • Yoder, Eric M
  • Cooperman, Ross D
  • Yoder, Virginia R
  • Wilhelmi, Bradon J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2010
Volume
126
Issue
3
Pages
875–879
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181e3b374
PMID: 20463628
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The cervical branch of the facial nerve can be reliably located within 1 cm below a perpendicular line from the angle of the mandible to a line drawn from the mentum to the mastoid process. Clinical applications of these findings range from cosmetic face-lift procedures to brachial plexus reconstructions.

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