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August 1979

Extratemporal Facial Nerve Grafting and Radiotherapy

Author Affiliations

From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, University of Zurich, Kantonsspital, Zurich, Switzerland. Dr Pillsbury is now with the Section of Otolaryngology, Yale Medical Center, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(8):441-446. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790200003001

• Nineteen patients with extratemporal facial nerve grafting procedures and 13 patients with facial hypoglossal anastomosis were followed up with serial photographs for at least one year. The photographic analysis of the results demonstrates that radiotherapy had a detrimental influence on the return of facial movements after extratemporal facial nerve grafting.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:441-446, 1979)

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