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October 1980

The Symposium on the Neurologic Aspects of Plastic Surgery

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San Francisco

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(10):657. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790340065024

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This edition, volume 17 in a series of similar symposia published by the Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, is a compendium of reports and discussions presented in Houston in January 1977. The contents are outlined as follows: (1) Neurophysiology and Sensation; (2) Motor Nerve Injuries: Pain and Reflex Dystrophy; (3) Upper Motor Neuron and Congenital Muscular Disorders; (4) Pressure Ulcerations; and (5) Facial Palsy.

In part 1, the section on neurometabolism is applicable to otolaryngologists. However, there is little in parts 2, 3, or 4 that relates to head and neck surgery. Most of the content of these sections relates to such things as tendon transfer in hand surgery, brachial plexus injuries, decubitus ulcers, and hemiplegic disorders.

The section entitled "Facial Palsy," however, is concisely and lucidly written. The cross-face graft operation, eyelid magnets used in lagophthalmos, muscle grafting, and sling procedures are discussed

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