Nerve repair and cable grafting in acute facial nerve injury

Christopher R. Razavi, Danielle F. Eytan, Myriam Loyo

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Facial paralysis can lead to detrimental effects on patient quality of life and impair social engagement. Accordingly, it is vital that acute injuries be triaged and managed appropriately to ensure optimal functional outcome for the patent. Here we will discuss the potential etiologies of acute facial nerve injury, particularly those that are amenable to primary repair or reconstruction with cable grafting. We will highlight options for management, the associated operative technique, and the expected recovery of function in an evidence-based fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2022


  • cable graft
  • facial nerve
  • nerve repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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