The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve, or simply CN VII.It emerges from the pons of the brainstem, controls the muscles of facial expression, and functions in the conveyance of taste sensations from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. The nerves typically travels from the pons through the facial canal in the temporal bone and exits the skull at the stylomastoid foramen.From: facial nerve nucleus, intermediate nerve. Anatomical consideration of the temporal bone as a pathogenesis of Bell’s palsy of individual segments of the facial nerve canal but also to view variable anatomic variations in the intratemporal facial canal. Some suggest that anatomical variation may predispose the nerve to inflammatory processes and also there can be peculiar Cited by: 5.
Sir: We read with interest the recent article by Dr. Roostaeian and colleagues regarding anatomic considerations to prevent facial nerve injury. 1 The authors provided a state-of-art analysis of the facial nerve branches to improve the understanding of facial soft-tissue anatomy when applied to face lift procedures, in order to outline safe planes of dissection for each branch during surgical. Jul 24, 2013 · Introduction. Parotidectomy is basically an anatomical dissection. Identification of the facial nerve trunk is essential during surgery of the parotid gland because facial nerve injury is the most daunting potential complication of parotid gland surgery owing to the close relation between the gland and the extratemporal course of facial nerve.Cited by: 11.
Summary: Injury to the facial nerve during a face lift is a relatively rare but serious complication. A large body of literature has been dedicated toward bettering the understanding of the anatomical course of the facial nerve and the relative danger zones. Most of these prior reports, however. An intimate knowledge of facial nerve anatomy is critical to avoid its inadvertent injury during rhytidectomy, parotidectomy, maxillofacial fracture reduction, and almost any surgery of the head and neck. Injury to the frontal and marginal mandibular branches of the facial nerve in particular can Cited by: 21.
Much energy has been devoted to reliably determining landmarks to predict the course of the facial nerve divisions. Yet there is little regarding reliability of various landmarks. The aim of this review was to discuss anatomic landmarks for localisation of the branches of the facial nerve. Materials and Methods. PDF | On Feb 26, 2015, Raluca Pascalau and others published The Facial Nerve - Anatomy and Clinical Implications.
Sep 20, 2017 · This article describes the anatomy of the facial nerve, including its origin, function, branches and clinical disorders. The motor root of the facial nerve originates in the facial (motor) This article will discuss the anatomical, surgical and clinical relevance of Clinical relations: Palsy, inferior medial pontine syndome. Anatomical consideration of the temporal bone as a pathogenesis of Bell's palsy reaction compressing the facial nerve in the fallopian canal, particularly in the narrowest labyrinthine segment.