Anatomy of the frontotemporal branch of the facial nerve and indications for interfascial dissection


Salas E., Ziyal I. , Bejjani G., Sekhar L.

NEUROSURGERY, cilt.43, ss.563-568, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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INTRODUCTION: Many studies have been conducted of the surgical anatomy of the frontotemporal branch of the facial nerve (FTBFN). However, very few have addressed the indications for interfascial dissection. When the zygomatic arch needs to be exposed, the interfascial approach is recommended to protect the FTBFN. With the transbasal or subfrontal approaches, however, when a bicoronal skin incision is used, the need for the interfascial approach is not clear.