Neurovascular free muscle transplantation has become a well established procedure for treating irreversible facial paralysis. Multiple methods of neurovascular free muscle transplantation for reanimating the paralyzed face exist,1,2 but methods combining soft-tissue skin defect reconstruction with functional neuromuscular reconstructions are rare.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Oskar C. Aszmann, MD, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, Austria (email@example.com).
Published Online: July 4, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.1201.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of DAM (Deutschsprachige Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mikrochirurgie der peripheren Nerven und Gefässe [German-speaking Microsurgery Association for the Peripheral Nerves and Vessels]); November 12, 2011; Vienna, Austria.