Article: PDF OnlyMenovsky Tomas; van Overbeeke, Jacobus J.Neurosurgery Quarterly: March 1998 - p 48-54 Buy Abstract Summary Advances in various fields of neuroscience have led to a more aggressive surgical attitude toward skull base lesions. Consequently, cranial nerves are more frequently damaged, causing significant morbidity. This article discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of intracranial nerve repair, including histologic aspects of cranial nerve repair, types of coaptation technique, and recovery of function. Results of various studies show that intracranial nerve repair is worthwhile and that at least some functional recovery occurs, mainly dependent on the preoperative function and the complexity of the cranial nerve involved. © Williams & Wilkins 1998. All Rights Reserved.