Bilateral sublingual nerve transplantation

Shahrzadi, S. (1998) Bilateral sublingual nerve transplantation. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 2.

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History and Objectives: Damage and rupture of both sublingual nerves is rare phenomenon and its transplantation is occasionally reported. This report presents such a procedure during Force War of Iraq on Iran. Materials and Methods: A 21-year-old male afflicted with shrapnel wound on its lower jaw. The angle of wound was in such a way that both sublingual nerves were severed however, major neck vessels were intact and the patient survived the injuries and transplantation procedure was performed. Results: In the long-term follow up, although the diameter and strength of tongue was good, however, its basic function, acuteness in speech, swallowing and assistance to chewing was not complete and proper. Conclusion: Searching through literature, the reason for present poor performance, is mainly due to damage to nucleic cells, return of nerves to the muscle was not coordinated and therefore their activities were not proper and percise.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 16:28
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 13:26

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