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 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 277 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-019-05637-9
  • Title of Journal : 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
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-283
  • Keywords: Facial nerve, Peripheral nerve trauma, Neurotmesis, Bacterial cellulose, Tubularization, REGENERATION, MANAGEMENT, SURGERY, TISSUE, GRAFT

Abstract

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.