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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-76

Update in facial nerve paralysis: tissue engineering and new technologies


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Imbaba, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed A Abd Elfattah
Master degree, Meet Tarif, Dekernis, 35787, Dakahliya Governorate
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-208X.201281

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The facial nerve is one of the most commonly injured cranial nerves. Paralysis of the facial nerve is a cause of considerable functional and aesthetic disfigurement. Here, we review recent developments in the management of facial nerve paralysis and in facial reanimation restoring both form and function. We also discuss tissue engineering and new technologies and their role in the treatment of facial nerve paralysis.


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