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Fourteen patients with a loss of function of the seventh nerve have undergone temporalis transfer operations for the resulting lagopthalmos. A detailed description of the operation is given. Ten of the fourteen patients have had good or excellent results. The preservation of all other normally functioning cranial nerves and the dynamic nature of this procedure combined with its low morbidity have led the authors to believe that temporalis transfer is the preferred method of repair of lagopthalmos resulting from seventh nerve palsy.
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