Facial Paralysis Reconstruction

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2016 Apr;49(2):459-73. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2015.12.002. Epub 2016 Feb 20.


Facial nerve paralysis is a devastating condition arising from several causes with severe functional and psychological consequences. Given the complexity of the disease process, management involves a multispecialty, team-oriented approach. This article provides a systematic approach in addressing each specific sequela of this complex problem.

Keywords: Dynamic facial reconstruction; Facial nerve; Facial nerve paralysis; Static facial reconstruction.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Facial Nerve / physiopathology*
  • Facial Paralysis / epidemiology*
  • Facial Paralysis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*