Anomalous Location of Facial Nerve Deep to Parotid Gland

Rai, Ashwin R. and Rai, Rohan and Bhat, Keshav and Rai, Rajalakshmi (2011) Anomalous Location of Facial Nerve Deep to Parotid Gland. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 22 (2). pp. 652-653.

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The knowledge of normal and variant anatomy of the facial nerve is essential for safe surgery of the parotid gland. The location of a parotid mass in relation to the course of the facial nerve determines whether superficial or total parotidectomies should be performed. The variant course of the facial nerve within the parotid may endanger the nerve during parotid surgeries. The present report is an attempt to help the surgeons to minimize the error that can damage the nerve without previous knowledge of such type of rare variation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facial nerve, facial palsy, variation, parotid mass
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2012 09:49

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