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Facial Palsy and Reconstruction

Fattah, Adel Ph.D., F.R.C.S.(Plast.); Borschel, Gregory H. F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.; Manktelow, Ralph T. F.R.C.S.C.; Bezuhly, Michael Ph.D., F.R.C.S.C.; Zuker, Ron M. F.R.C.S.C., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: February 2012 - Volume 129 - Issue 2 - p 340e–352e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31823aedd9
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Learning Objectives: After reviewing this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Classify facial palsy systematically. 2. Perform a comprehensive evaluation of the patient with facial palsy. 3. Apply a multidisciplinary approach and understand important treatment objectives. 4. Formulate a logical reconstructive strategy. 5. Review the most recently published literature.

Summary: This article outlines a thorough approach to facial nerve palsy and reconstruction.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children.

Received for publication March 9, 2011; accepted May 2, 2011.

Disclosure:The authors have no commercial associations or financial disclosures that might pose or create a conflict of interest with any of the information presented in the article.

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Ron M. Zuker, F.R.C.S.C., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.; Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8,

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