Hypoglossal-facial anastomosis

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The aim of this paper was to report on further experience with a new technique for reanimation of the facial nerve. This procedure allows a straight end-to-side hypoglossal-facial anastomosis without interruption of the 12th cranial nerve or the need for graft interposition. It is technically demanding and time consuming but offers an effective, reliable, and extraordinarily quick means of reinnervating the facial muscles, including the orbicularis oculi muscle, thus avoiding the need for a gold weight in the eyelid or a fascial sling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • facial nerve, hypoglossal nerve


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