[Treatment of congenital facial paralysis with crossed innervation of facial nerve and electric field stimulation]

Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex. 1992 Apr;49(4):205-9.
[Article in Spanish]


Congenital facial palsy is a devastating deformity. At present time there are no reports of the early treatment of this disorder. The treatment may be to supply contralateral auto reinnervation to the affected muscles through a sural-facial nerve graft enhanced by electric field stimulation. The purpose of this paper is to report 5 cases of congenital facial palsy treated by a crossed sural-facial nerve graft, enhanced by electric field stimulation. One year after surgery, clinical and electrodiagnostic examinations indicate appropriate reinnervation activity in all the patients.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy*
  • Electromyography
  • Facial Nerve / physiology
  • Facial Nerve / surgery*
  • Facial Paralysis / congenital
  • Facial Paralysis / therapy*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Sural Nerve / transplantation*