Bacterial cellulose tubes as a nerve conduit for repairing complete facial nerve transection in a rat model.

Binnetoglu A., Demir B., AKAKIN D., Demirci E. K., Batman C.

European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol.277, no.1, pp.277-283, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose Functionality of the facial nerve is cosmetically important. While many techniques have been investigated, early and effective treatment for traumatic facial nerve paralysis remains challenging. Here, we aim to examine bacterial cellulose (BC) as a new tubularization material for improving facial nerve regeneration.