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TitleGracilis Muscle Graft for Facial Reanimation Contact
»Veronica Falconieri DescriptionSummary for a surgical audience of the gracilis muscle graft for facial reanimation in cases of one-sided facial paralysis where prior neuroanastomosis of the facial nerve to a branch of the masseteric nerve was unsuccessful. A cross-facial nerve graft, anastomosed to a branch of the facial nerve on the non-paralyzed side, has been placed prior to the current surgery. Keywordscertified medical illustrator, medical illustration, surgery, plastic surgery, nerve graft, muscle graft blood vessels, vasculature, artery, vein, nerve, trachea, fat, skin, muscle, subclavian, jugular, carotid, patient, gracilis, facial, suture, epineurium, neuroanastomosis, anastomosis, paralysis, palsy, vascular pedicle Media Color Categories Medical Subject(s) Anatomical, Human, Surgical, Editorial, Processes Medical Illustration