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Cranial nerve damage possible from face laceration?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: The cranial nerves

And there are 12, arise in the pons, midbrain and brain stem. The facial laceration is likely to severe/injue branches of vii, the facial nerve, providing innervation of facial muscles.

In brief: The cranial nerves

And there are 12, arise in the pons, midbrain and brain stem. The facial laceration is likely to severe/injue branches of vii, the facial nerve, providing innervation of facial muscles.
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