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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 306-308

Sequential pictorial account of results of sealant gel-aided cable nerve grafting in a case of iatrogenic facial nerve palsy

Department of ENT, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Produl Hazarika
Department of ENT, NMC Specialty Hospital, P. O. Box 6222, Abu Dhabi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.165760

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The uniqueness of this surgical case report is in the use of a stitchless anastomosis of the harvested greater auricular nerve cable graft with the sealant gel to the stump ends of the facial nerve. A liberal use of the gel was done in the full length of the cable graft and a folded hammock support by the temporalis fascia was used to reinforce the stability of the nerve. The restoration of the grafted facial nerve has been documented in different stages in its course of the recovery. Our review of medical literature in PubMed and Medscape search engines failed to show such a sequential pictorial account of documented nerve grafting with the use of sealant gel in the Indian perspective.

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