Published in Cancer Weekly, December 19th, 2000
"Some authors believe radiotherapy is so detrimental to the outcome of facial nerve graft function that dynamic or static slings should be performed instead of facial nerve grafts in all patients who are to receive postoperative radiation therapy," explained R.L. Foote and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York. "Unfortunately, the facial function achieved with dynamic and static slings is almost always inferior to that after facial nerve grafts."
To determine whether the fears of these...
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