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March 24, 1906


Author Affiliations

Visiting Surgeon to the New York City Children's Hospitals; Assistant Instructor in Operative Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia); Clinical Assistant in Surgery New York Hospital, Out-Patient Department. NEW YORK.; Visiting Neurologist to the Randall's Island Hospitals and Schools; Consulting Neurologist at the Manhattan State Hospital; Consulting Neurologist at the Craig Colony for Epileptics, Sonyea, N. Y.; Assistant Neurologist at the Vanderbilt Clinic (Columbia University). NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(12):856-862. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510390014001d

A description of the surgical technic as well as the histories in three cases of facio-hypoglossal anastomosis appeared in the Medical Record of Feb. 27, 1904. These cases were presented before the Surgical Section of the New York Academy of Medicine in January, 1904.

Because of the short postoperative period—four, three and two months, respectively—no results had appeared at that time. As each of the three has developed motor power on the paralyzed side, the interest of the cases perhaps justifies a second report, even though the return of power is not complete. Moreover, four additional cases have been operated on. There has not yet been time for the return of motor power, but there are in each case points of considerable interest when compared with the preceding series. In general terms, the operation consists in dividing the facial nerve at its exit from the stylo-mastoid foramen, exposing the hypoglossal

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