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J Craniofac Surg. 2007 Jul;18(4):844-8.

Facial nerve paralysis: a complication of distraction osteogenesis of the mandibular ramus in the treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis.

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Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Los Angeles, California, USA. michaellypka@hotmail.com

Abstract

Distraction osteogenesis is a useful technique in temporomandibular joint reconstruction after gap arthroplasty for ankylosis. We report a case of unilateral facial nerve paralysis during the distraction phase of treatment in a patient with temporomandibular joint ankylosis who was treated with gap arthroplasty and distraction osteogenesis. The clinical course is described and discussed.

PMID:
17667675
DOI:
10.1097/scs.0b013e3180a0336a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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