The hypoglossal-facial nerve repair as a method to improve recovery of motor function after facial nerve injury


ÖZSOY U., HİZAY A., DEMİREL B. M., ÖZSOY Ö., Sarikcioglu S., TURHAN M., ...More

ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER, vol.193, no.4, pp.304-313, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 193 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aanat.2011.01.009
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.304-313
  • Keywords: Hypoglossal nerve, Facial nerve, Recovery of function, TO-SIDE NEURORRHAPHY, ACOUSTIC NEUROMA EXCISION, LONG-TERM DENERVATION, RAT SCIATIC-NERVE, OF-THE-LITERATURE, PARALYZED FACE, PERIPHERAL-NERVE, MUSCLE REINNERVATION, JUMP GRAFT, AXONAL REGENERATION
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Nerve repair after facial nerve injury provides neural input to the distal facial nerve and facial musculature via a variety of motor nerves such as hypoglossal, spinal accessory, masseteric branch of the trigeminal nerve and motor branches of the cervical plexus. The most commonly used procedure is the hypoglossal-facial nerve transfer. This cross-nerve paradigm is a unique nerve repair method as one motor nerve takes over the function of another motor nerve. The hypoglossal-facial nerve repair was reviewed by means of history, terminology, technical variations, and its capacity for recovery of function. (C) 2011 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.