Koer·te-Bal·lance op·er·a·tion(kŏr'tĕ bal'ănts),
surgical anastomosis of the facial and hypoglossal nerves for the treatment of facial paralysis.
Ballance,Sir Charles Alfred, English surgeon, 1856-1936.
Ballance sign - the presence of a dull percussion note in both flanks, constant on the left side but shifting with change of position on the right, said to indicate ruptured spleen; the dullness is due to the presence of blood, fluid on the right side but coagulated on the left.
Koerte-Ballance operation - see under Koerte
Koerte,Werner, German surgeon, 1853-1937.
Koerte-Ballance operation - anastomosis of the facial and hypoglossal nerves for the treatment of facial paralysis.