Traumatic Facial Nerve Injury

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Traumatic facial paralysis may have devastating effects on patients both functionally, emotionally, and aesthetically. In this chapter, the word trauma is used in its broad sense as any injury to the facial nerve caused by a noninfectious, nonmetabolic etiology. These include not only injuries secondary to penetrating and nonpenetrating accidents but also secondary to surgery, whether advertent or inadvertent. The pathophysiology and end result are the same: disruption of axonal flow with subsequent incomplete or complete mimetic muscle paralysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFacial Trauma Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Primary Repair to Reconstruction
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780323497558
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Dynamic reanimation
  • Facial nerve trauma
  • Facial palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Functional muscle transplants
  • Nerve grafts
  • Nerve transfers
  • Paralytic lagophthalmos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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