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May 1965

Intracranial Facial Nerve Repair (Dott's Operation)

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From the clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Goettingen, Germany.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;81(5):507-508. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00750050520017

THE GROUP of modern methods of direct reconstruction of the extratemporal part of the facial nerve, in the widest sense of the word, includes intracranial plastic repair of the facial nerve according to Norman Dott. In view of Olivercrona's observation that in some 70% of tumor operations in the cerebellar pontine angle the intracranial facial nerve must be sacrificed, the present value of this new surgical procedure can not be overestimated.

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