Bacterial cellulose tubes as a nerve conduit for repairing complete facial nerve transection in a rat model


Binnetoglu A., Demir B., AKAKIN D., Demirci E. K. , Batman C.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.277, no.1, pp.277-283, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 277 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-019-05637-9
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-283

Abstract

Purpose Functionality of the facial nerve is cosmetically important. While many techniques have been investigated, early and effective treatment for traumatic facial nerve paralysis remains challenging. Here, we aim to examine bacterial cellulose (BC) as a new tubularization material for improving facial nerve regeneration.