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Injury to the nerve by cochlear implant surgery?

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Injury to the facial nerve by cochlear implant surgery?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

I am sorry you have had facial nerve injury

there are potential nerve grafting surgery which could help fix the facial nerve which was injured

doctors could potential harvest a nerve from your leg and bring it up to your face and graft it onto the other facial nerve on the other side to help give you facial symmetry.

here is an article

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/846448-technique

let me know if you have questions.