Endoscopic resection of forehead osteomas
Background: Endoscopic brow lift has become widely accepted as a procedure for restoring a youthful brow. Sometimes, a patient seeking a solution for rejuvenation of the upper third of the face may present other problems such as a forehead lesion. The authors describe their clinical experience in surgical endoscopic excision of forehead osteomas.
Patients and methods: In nine patients with a forehead osteoma, seeking for a solution in rejuvenating the upper third of the face, we performed a combination of endoscopic brow lift and endoscopic excision of the forehead osteoma. We also performed an endoscopic excision of a forehead osteoma in two patients that did not request any additional aesthetic face procedure.
Results: No complication and no recurrence have been reported. The aesthetic result satisfied the patients.
Conclusions: Endoscopic resection of a forehead osteoma offers sufficient, effective and safe access for dissection and suspension of the
tissues released. It offers a superbly hidden scar and is well appreciated by the patients.
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