volume 39, issue 7, P475-481 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.09.003
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Federico Biglioli, Alice Frigerio, Luca Autelitano, Giacomo Colletti, Dimitri Rabbiosi, Roberto Brusati

Abstract: Between April 1999 and April 2008, 37 patients with long-standing facial paralysis underwent a one-stage facial reanimation with neuromuscular free flaps: 28 patients (group A) underwent flap transposition only; 9 patients (group B) underwent a deep-planes lift (DPL) composed of the superficial muscoloaponeurotic system + parotid fascia at the time of facial reanimation. The postoperative and final results were compared between groups A and B, following the classification of Terzis and Noah (1997). Before the …

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