Facial Nerve Rehabilitation

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Abstract

Facial nerve paralysis, although uncommon in the pediatric population, occurs from several causes, including congenital deformities, infection, trauma, and neoplasms. Similar to the adult population, management of facial nerve disorders in children includes treatment for eye exposure, nasal obstruction/deviation, smile asymmetry, drooling, lack of labial function, and synkinesis. Free tissue transfer dynamic restoration is the preferred method for smile restoration in this population, with outcomes exceeding those of similar procedures in adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-575
Number of pages3
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Facial palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Free tissue transfer
  • Synkinesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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