Defining a Preauricular Safe Zone: A Cadaveric Study of the Frontotemporal Branch of the Facial Nerve.

Kucukguven A., Ulkir M., Bilgic Kucukguven M., Demiryurek M. D., Vargel I.

Aesthetic surgery journal, vol.41, pp.398-407, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/asj/sjaa232
  • Journal Name: Aesthetic surgery journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.398-407
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: In the preauricular region, the frontotemporal branch of the facial nerve is vulnerable to injury, which can result in facial palsy and poor cosmesis after surgical interventions.