Reconstruction of a traumatically transected Stensen's duct
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Traumatic injuries to the lower third of the face can result in damage to various vital structures. Lacerations and deep penetrating injuries in the region of parotid gland can be accompanied by injury to important underlying structures in the area. They include buccal branches of the facial nerve, Stensen's duct which runs parallel to the nerve, transverse facial artery and vein. Especially in case of multiple injury settings injury to the parotid duct is often missed. Both surgical and nonsurgical methods have been advocated by various authors in the management of such injuries This article reports a case of traumatically avulsed Stenson's duct and facial vein wherein the vein was used as a free graft to lengthen the duct.

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