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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jul-Dec;8(2):307-310. doi: 10.4103/ams.ams_214_18.

Temporalis Muscle Transfer with Fascia Lata Sling: A Novel Technique for Facial Reanimation.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Bell's palsy is an idiopathic facial paralysis which is a lower motor neuron disorder. The ultimate goal of treatment is normalization of paralyzed hemi -face with symmetrical smile and face along with corneal protection. The aim of this article is to revisit all the current options available for management of facial nerve paralysis with main concentration on best surgical management in long-standing cases i.e. regional muscle transfer using temporalis tendon with fascia lata. A Case Report of a 38 year old Indian male is reported with chronic facial palsy. Static Facial paralysis reanimation with fascia lata and tarsorrhaphy is explained step by step. Others Treatment modalities are explained. This present case report adds one more case to the scanty number of publications.


Facial paralysis; facial reanimation; fascia lata; sling; temporalis muscle transfer

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