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Topographical Anatomy of the Facial Nerve

  • G.-M. Sprinzl
  • W. F. Thumfart
Conference paper

Abstract

An understanding of the anatomy of the facial nerve demands a high degree of three-dimensional imagination from ENT surgeons and anatomists. Because of its long intratemporal course as well as its branching in the parotid region, the facial nerve is often impaired by traumatic and tumorous processes. This contribution describes the topographical anatomy of the facial nerve from the surgical viewpoint. Special attention is paid to computerized examination of the (bone) density of the temporal bone.

Keywords

Facial Nerve Parotid Gland Temporal Bone Internal Auditory Canal Gland Area 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • G.-M. Sprinzl
    • 1
  • W. F. Thumfart
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitätsklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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