A statistically significant difference was observed between preoperative and postoperative electromyography results, in eye closure, smile, and lower lip depression. Another technique used for facial palsy patients is known as the " baby-sitter " procedure . This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. There are several advantages in using the masseteric nerve rather than the hypoglossal nerve, including the proximity of the masseteric nerve to the facial nerve and the fact that it is associated with negligible donor site morbidity and a rapid recovery. The author has no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.
Variations on the "baby-sitter" procedure for reconstruction of facial paralysis.
Clickable URL citations appear in the text. Insulin-like growth factor-I promotes nerve regeneration through a nerve graft in an experimental model of facial paralysis. Evaluation of the behavioral data blink reflex revealed good-to-superb return of the blinking mechanism in the 40 percent group, without significant tongue atrophy. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Quantitative axonal morphometry of the coaptation sites and graft, as well as motor end-plates of the orbicularis oculi muscle and tongue showed the 40 percent partial neurectomy group to be the optimal group.