Arch Hand Microsurg 2018; 23(4): 306-312  
Long-Term Follow-Up after the Sural Nerve Graft on the Injured Temporal Branch of the Facial Nerve: A Case Report
Jeong-Hyun Cheon, Jae-Ho Chung, Eul-Sik Yoon, Byung-Il Lee, Seung-Ha Park
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jae-Ho Chung
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College Medicine, 73 Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Received: October 1, 2018; Revised: October 23, 2018; Accepted: November 1, 2018; Published online: December 1, 2018.
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Abstract
The temporal branch of the facial nerve is particularly vulnerable to traumatic injuries due to its anatomic location, which often causes severe aesthetic and functional loss in the patient. Moreover, a chronic injury with nerve defect is more difficult to treat compared to acute injury, because it usually needs an additional procedure such as a nerve graft surgical procedure. This case shows a male patient who had a divided temporal branch of the facial nerve one month after an injury. We successfully grafted the split sural nerve and showed a good aesthetic, functional recovery for the patient.
Keywords: Sural nerve, Facial nerve injuries, Peripheral nerve injuries, Neurosurgical procedures


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