[Contralateral reinnervation in peripheral facial paralysis]

N Kilimov
Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie 1984, 52 (1): 15-23
Neurological and EMG studies were performed on 17 patients with peripheral facial palsy in order to investigate the possibility of reinnervation of the palsied mimic muscles close to the middle facial line by outgrown fibres from the contralateral intact facial nerve. The patients were aged between 10 and 77 years (middle age 38 years) with duration of the facial palsy from 2 month to 30 years. In eight patients there were data about double reinnervation - both by the ipsilateral lesioned nerve and by the contralateral intact facial nerve. In contrast to the statement of other authors that the age of the patients and the duration of the disease, its severity or the way of occurrence of facial palsy--acute or chronic, are of importance to the development of contralateral reinnervation, our data do not suggest such a role for these factors.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"