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March 1985

Temporalis Muscle-Galea Flap in Facial Reanimation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(3):168-173. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800050062008

• When substantial destruction of the facial nerve occurs as a result of trauma, measures to animate the face, such as transfer of masticatory muscles, must be considered. Unfortunately, these techniques have been limited by a difficult reeducation process for the patient and failure of these muscles to reach sufficiently large areas. A method of extending the temporalis muscle with galea allows rotation into important areas of the face. Case presentations illustrate specific indications, advantages, and disadvantages of this technique.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:168-173)

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