A rapid exposure of the facial nerve
Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1964 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 150, Issue 3, pages 317–318, November 1964
How to Cite
Laurenson, R. D. (1964), A rapid exposure of the facial nerve. Anat. Rec., 150: 317–318. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091500313
- Issue online: 3 FEB 2005
- Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2005
This article describes a rapid exposure of the facial nerve by splitting the parotid gland along the faciovenous plane originally described by Patey and Ranger ('57).
Scissors are thrust deep into the gland along the venous plane, and then opened to expose the facial nerve. This has been done in approximately 30 dissecting room subjects.