A case of Möbius syndrome reconstructed by free muscle transplantation

Sohachi Toriyabe, Masahiro Tachi, Yoshimichi Imai, Takashi Kochi, Satoshi Tamaki, Atsushi Yamada

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Möbius syndrome is a rare congenital bilateral facial palsy. It has been reconstructed using several techniques including local muscle transfer and free muscle transplantation. We report a case of Mobius syndrome reconstructed by free muscle transplantation. A 19-year-old woman had a congenital bilateral facial palsy, poor tongue motion and normal masseter. The treatment procedure used was a free bilateral latissimus dorsi muscle transplant and we chose the masseter motor nerve of as the recipient nerve. The patient gained an early "smile" and was satisfied with this result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-443
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr


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