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© 1985 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
Segmentally Innervated Latissimus Dorsi MuscleMicrosurgical Transfer for Facial Reanimation
Accepted for publication 1985
08 March 2008 (online)
In spite of its reliable and long neurovascular pedicle, the latissimus dorsi muscle is generally considered unsuitable for facial reanimation, largely due to its size and bulk. We describe the anatomic dissections and clinical experience using a small segmentally innervated portion of the latissimus dorsi muscle to restore facial animation.