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Title Stimulation of trigeminal afferents improves motor recovery after facial nerve injury : functional, electrophysiological and morphological proofs / Emmanouil Skouras [and others]
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2013


Description 1 online resource (122 pages)
Series Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology ; 213
Advances in anatomy, embryology, and cell biology ; 213.
Contents Introduction -- Materials and Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusion
Summary Recovery of mimic function after facial nerve transection is poor: the successful regrowth of axotomized motoneurons to their targets is compromised by (i) poor axonal navigation and excessive collateral branching, (ii) abnormal exchange of nerve impulses between adjacent regrowing axons and (iii) insufficient synaptic input to facial motoneurons. As a result, axotomized motoneurons get hyperexcitable and unable to discharge. Since improvement of growth cone navigation and reduction of the ephaptic cross-talk between axons turn out be very difficult, the authors concentrated on the third detrimental component and proposed that an intensification of the trigeminal input to axotomized electrophysiologically silent facial motoneurons might improve specificity of reinnervation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Facial nerve -- Surgery.
Nervous system -- Surgery.
Trigeminal Nerve -- physiology
Facial Nerve -- surgery
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Facial nerve -- Surgery
Form Electronic book
Author Skouras, Emmanouil.
ISBN 9783642333118