• 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)
Pillsbury HC, Fisch U. Extratemporal Facial Nerve Grafting and Radiotherapy. Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(8):441–446. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790200003001
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