The application of free nerve grafts from a facial nerve trunk direct to the facial musculature has been done successfully for the first time, to my knowledge and so far as search of the literature reveals, in a case which I am reporting in the hope that the experience may be of benefit to surgeons and to their patients who have suffered considerable loss of the peripheral nerve.
S. K. was admitted to the Newark City Hospital on March 24, 1936, with a provisional diagnosis of tumor of the parotid gland. With the exception of the tumor, a mass measuring 7 by 5 cm., in front of and extending below the left ear, physical and complete laboratory examinations gave negative or irrelevant results. Roentgenograms made after the injection of iodized poppyseed oil 40 per cent into Stenson's duct showed a small amount of radiopaque material in the region of the
CARDWELL EP. DIRECT IMPLANTATION OF FREE NERVE GRAFTS BETWEEN FACIAL MUSCULATURE AND FACIAL TRUNK: FIRST CASE TO BE REPORTED. Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(4):469–471. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030480009
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