Author Affiliation: Department of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.
Postoperative facial paralysis comprises a spectrum of injuries ranging from mild, temporary weakness to severe, permanent paralysis, affecting as little as one muscle group to as much as the full hemiface. Herein is presented an introductory review of iatrogenic facial paralysis, from initial evaluation and decision making to the full range of conservative and operative management.
Hadlock T. Evaluation and Management of the Patient With Postoperative Facial Paralysis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(5):505-508. doi:10.1001/archoto.2012.632