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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.
© 2006 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  1. Lorette Rayner
    October 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I have what I believe to be a small osteoma on my forehead. The specialist I saw said he did not know what it was (at that stage I had not researched it myself) and has recommended a CT scan to diagnose it, I feel this is an extreme start and would prefer to begin with ultrasound or X-ray.
    It causes me no pain or discomfort I have approached this purely for cosmetic reasons.
    PLease could you advise if you feel that a CT scan is the first option for me.
    I have worked in Medical research (hospital libraries) for many years so I understand good peer reviewed information around facts.

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