Explore the latest in facial nerve topics, including recent advances in techniques and approaches for surgical repair of facial nerve disorders.
This survey study examines the societal perception of facial deformities and surgical facial reanimation.
This systematic review examines whether objective instruments of midface movement are reported to be used in outcome measurements for patients treated with dynamic methods for facial paralysis.
This case series describes the use of temporalis tendon transfer or gracilis free muscle transfer to adjust the vector of smile and commissure position in patients with facial paralysis.
This cross-sectional database analysis assesses the incidence and types of facial nerve reanimation performed concurrently with total parotidectomy and facial nerve sacrifice among patients identified in the American College of Surgeons–National Surgical Quality Improvement Project database.
This cohort study assesses whether lateral eyelid coupling in patients with facial paralysis improves quality of life as measured by the Facial Clinimetric Evaluation scale and Moe Ectropion Grading Scale.
This Surgical Pearl describes the vermilion-mucosal advancement flap, a technique that provides the benefits of surgery without the stigma of a surgical facial scar.
This Viewpoint discusses the shared patient-physician decision-making process and suggests a 6-step approach for implementing the practice before surgical treatment of long-standing facial palsy in adults and children.
This cohort study examines the influence of individual facial grading items on the statistical estimation of facial palsy–related quality of life among patients with flaccid and nonflaccid facial palsy.
This survey study assesses the association of facial paralysis with communicative participation among US adults with unilateral facial paralysis caused by Bell palsy, tumor, and other causes.
This experiment assesses whether the application of polyethylene glycol in addition to neurorrhaphy can improve functional outcomes and synkinesis in a rat model of facial nerve injury.
This case report describes a unique iatrogenic mechanism of baroparesis in a patient who underwent surgical treatment of a facial nerve schwannoma.
This historically controlled study investigates if preoperative facial nerve mapping is associated with intraoperative facial nerve injury risk and safe surgical approach options compared with standard nerve integrity monitoring.
This cohort study documents the results of nonsurgical treatment for posttraumatic complete facial paralysis with undisplaced temporal bone fracture and unfavorable electrophysiologic features.
This systematic review with meta-analysis examines masseteric nerve transfer for treatment of patients with facial paralysis.
This case series compares the preoperative and postoperative facial function of patients who underwent a nasolabial fold creation procedure using the minimal nasolabial incision technique.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of 3 commercially available botulinum toxin neuromodulators in the treatment of facial synkinesis.
A woman in her late 20s presented with blurry vision in both eyes. A dilated ophthalmoscopic examination revealed mild optic nerve pallor and bilateral serous macular detachment. What would you do next?
This cohort study compares multiple domains of casual observer and expert perception with the actual experience of patients with permanent unilateral facial paralysis.
This Viewpoint discusses selective use of partial tumor resection, in particular near total resection, over gross total resection when there is concern for imminent facial nerve compromise in the management of vestibular schwannomas.
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