Research Projects

Apr, 2013 - Mar, 2016

Analysis of facial nerve regeneration in end-to-side neurorrhaphy

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
  • Kakibuchi Masao
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  • KAWAI Kenichiro
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  • SOTSUKA Yohei

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Grant amount
4,940,000 Japanese Yen
(Direct funding)
3,800,000 Japanese Yen
(Indirect funding)
1,140,000 Japanese Yen

In 10 rabbits, four branches of facial nerve were experimentally sectioned and reconstructed with cable grafts and end-to-side nerve graft with epineural suture and partial neurectomy. Morphological investigation showed that regenerating axons of the facial nerve trunk regenerate into each distal branches.
The technique was applied in 3 patients and satisfactory functional recovery was obtained.

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  • Grant number : 25462807