Cross-facial nerve grafting

Ryan M. Collar, Patrick J. Byrne, Kofi D. Boahene

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Cross facial nerve grafting may be utilized in the treatment algorithm of both reversible paralysis, wherein axonal input to existing mimetic mucsles will elicit movement, or in irreversible paralysis, wherein cross facial axons are used to motor a free muscle transfer. This article reviews the indications, operative technique, post-operative care, and potential complications of this technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Aural nerve
  • Cross facial nerve graft
  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial reanimation
  • Gracillis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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