What is included in the postoperative care following facial nerve repair?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Tang Ho, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Postoperative care is similar for each of the procedures used for facial nerve repair. Meticulous hemostasis is important, with drains placed to prevent hematoma formation. Routine attention to details such as eye protection remains of paramount importance. Return of function takes months to occur.


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