Should I baby sit?

A 4 year old boy had an astrocytoma removed 1 year ago which resulted in a complete flaccid palsy on the left together with bilateral VI palsy. His swallow is safe and other cranial nerves are grossly intact – he is still under surveillance by the oncologists....

Timing of pediatric reanimation?

Timing of pediatric reanimation? When is the best age to consider facial reanimation in non-progressive congenital facial palsy? Many centers will perform facial reanimation by free muscle transfer in children at an early age (eg. 4 years). Is this the ideal age? The...

CFNG versus nerve transfer?

Cross face nerve graft versus ipsilateral cranial nerve transfer to power free muscle transfer: what do you think? Traditional donor nerves have included the contralateral facial nerve (CFNG), hypoglossal nerve, spinal accessory nerve and motor nerve to masseter. When...