Facial Reanimation for Temporal Bone Cancer

  • Matthew M. Hanasono


The facial nerve is frequently at risk during surgical treatment of cancers that involve the temporal bone. Herein we discuss techniques for facial nerve repair, as well as static and dynamic reanimation. An algorithm for addressing loss of facial nerve function secondary to tumor invasion or oncologic resection is presented.


Facial nerve Facial paralysis Facial reanimation Facial nerve transfer Fascial sling Gracilis free flap Nerve graft Upper eyelid gold weight 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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