Clin Otolaryngol. 2017 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/coa.12888. [Epub ahead of print]
Lazarova L1, Lesser TH1,2, Leong SC1,2.
1 Facial Palsy Service, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.
2 Skull Base Unit, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.
Sir Harold Gillies first described rotating a band of temporalis muscle over the zygoma where the muscle sling was augmented with strips of fascia lata to rehabilitate facial paralysis 1 . McLaughlin later modified this technique in the 1950s without inversion of the temporal muscle but in an orthodromic manner thus avoiding the soft tissue fullness over the zygomatic arch area and depression of the donor site 2 . Although several refinements of this technique have been described, all required skin incisions on the face until a transoral technique was described recently by this clinical group 3 . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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