General Operative Techniques

  • Madjid Samii
  • Wolfgang Draf
  • Johannes Lang


The surgical anatomy of the facial nerve is conveniently discussed in terms of four major segments (Draf 1980). From the center to the periphery, these are:
  1. 1)

    The cerebellopontine segment.

  2. 2)

    The internal auditory canal (meatal) segment.

  3. 3)

    The fallopian canal segment.

  4. 4)

    The extratemporal segment.



Facial Nerve Sural Nerve Internal Auditory Canal Hemifacial Spasm Otitis Externa 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Madjid Samii
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Draf
    • 2
  • Johannes Lang
    • 3
  1. 1.Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKrankenhaus Nordstadt derHannover 1Germany
  2. 2.Städtische Kliniken FuldaFuldaGermany
  3. 3.Vorstand des Anatomischen Instituts der UniversitätWürzburgGermany

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