Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis: a meta-analytic study.Uploader: Darg 3 month ago Subscribe 4
Ann Chir Plast Esthet. Transection of the hypoglossal nerve inevitably results in ipsilateral tongue paralysis and atrophy. Our study did not reveal either of these correlations, which may be due to the fact that our patients were operated on by different surgeons. Many surgical techniques have been reported for this procedure, but clinical series in the literature seem to demonstrate comparable functional recovery for the different approaches Lin et al. To do this they must learn how to produce a voluntary smile; again they need to use a mirror, dosing the strength of their tongue thrust and repeating the movement several times a day.