Comprehensive approach in surgical reconstruction of facial nerve paralysis: A 10-year perspective

Eyal Gur, Shy Stahl, Yoav Barnea, David Leshem, Arik Zaretski, Aharon Amir, Beni Meilik, Ehud Miller, Eyal Shapira, Amin Abu Jabel, Jerry Weiss, Ehud Arad

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Facial paralysis presents diverse functional and aesthetic abnormalities. Reconstruction may be achieved by several methods. We reviewed the management and outcome of facial paralysis patients to establish principles on which a comprehensive reconstructive approach may be based. Records were reviewed of all patients operated for facial paralysis at our institution between 1998 and 2007. Ninety-five patients were included, of which 15 patients had static reconstruction alone, and 80 patients had dynamic reconstruction. Presented is our experience in reconstruction of facial paralysis over the past decade, delineating a comprehensive approach to this condition. Various surgical techniques are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Facial reanimation
  • Free muscle transfer
  • Reconstruction Bells palsy
  • Reconstruction Möbius syndrome
  • Reconstruction facial paralysis


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