Amer's classification of territories of facial nerve injury in early cases and strategies for the management of different territories
One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Early cases of facial nerve injury are best treated by restoring the neural pathway to the same existing facial muscles. Knowledge of the exact territory of facial nerve injury is required to design a plane for the reconstruction of these injuries and to compare results. The current study aims to design a classification system for territories of facial nerve injury based on the location of nearest healthy fascicles to the site of injury both proximally and distally. Two hundred-one patients with early facial nerve injury were assessed for treatment.
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