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Revista chilena de cirugía

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BENITEZ, Susana et al. Results of a face reanimation protocol in patients with facial paralysis. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2016, vol.68, n.3, pp.208-213. ISSN 0718-4026.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rchic.2015.12.004.

Background: The deformity caused by facial paralysis has important functional and psychological consequences. Aim:To report a face reanimation protocol and the results of surgical treatment of facial paralysis.Materials and methods: Prospective intervention of 25 patients aged 8 to 79 years (13 males) with facial paralysis, between 2008 and 2014. Surgical results were evaluated using measurements according to Mantkelow protocol. Results: Patients were followed for 22 months. Postoperative excursion of the labial commissure reached 12.8 mm, which was 7 mm better than before surgery. The postoperative excursion of the upper lip was 5.9 cm, which also represented an improvement. Conclusions: There is a significant improvement in facial movements in these patients subjected to the face reanimation protocol. Although changes are of low magnitude, they have an impact in their quality.

Palabras clave : Facial paralysis; Face reanimation; Mantkelow protocol.

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