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Endoscopic forehead approach for minimally invasive benign tumor excisions.
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 16(5):352-8.JF

Abstract

IMPORTANCE

Direct transcutaneous resection has been a widely accepted standard for the removal of benign forehead lesions. In recent years, the endoscopic approach has become more prevalent because of its noninvasiveness. To date, only a few studies with limited case numbers have reported on this technique. We report our findings from one of the largest cohorts of patients undergoing tumor resection of the forehead via the endoscopic approach.

OBJECTIVES

To evaluate results of the endoscopic forehead approach for benign tumor excisions, to give a more nuanced insight into this procedure, and to discuss technical pearls and potential pitfalls from our experience.

DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS

Multicenter, retrospective case study at 2 university centers and 1 private practice among 36 patients aged 18 to 72 years (mean age, 44 years) who underwent the endoscopic forehead approach for benign tumor resections.

MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES

Symptoms at presentation, surgical procedure and duration, type of lesions, intraoperative and postoperative complications, recurrences, and patient satisfaction.

RESULTS

In total, 34 patients had an asymptomatic forehead mass, while 2 patients reported discomfort and headache. Among all patients, complete tumor excision was achieved endoscopically. The mean operative time was 36 minutes. Histopathological examination revealed 18 lipomas, 13 osteomas, 2 dermoid cysts, and 1 bone fragment after previous rhinoplasty. In 2 patients, no specimen was submitted. No hematomas, infections, scalp numbness, contour irregularities, temporal branch paralysis, or tumor recurrences occurred. One patient had a prolonged area of alopecia, which resolved on its own. All patients attested to a high satisfaction rate.

CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE

The endoscopic approach offers excellent aesthetic results and allows for safe tumor removal. It has proven to be an effective and minimally invasive alternative to the conventional open approach.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

4.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany.Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.Meridian Plastic Surgery Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.Meridian Plastic Surgery Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Video-Audio Media

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24945935

Citation

Sadick, Haneen, et al. "Endoscopic Forehead Approach for Minimally Invasive Benign Tumor Excisions." JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, vol. 16, no. 5, 2014, pp. 352-8.
Sadick H, Huber M, Perkins SW, et al. Endoscopic forehead approach for minimally invasive benign tumor excisions. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014;16(5):352-8.
Sadick, H., Huber, M., Perkins, S. W., Waters, H. H., Hamilton, G. S., O'Reilly, A. G., & Gassner, H. G. (2014). Endoscopic forehead approach for minimally invasive benign tumor excisions. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, 16(5), 352-8. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamafacial.2014.269
Sadick H, et al. Endoscopic Forehead Approach for Minimally Invasive Benign Tumor Excisions. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct;16(5):352-8. PubMed PMID: 24945935.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Endoscopic forehead approach for minimally invasive benign tumor excisions. AU - Sadick,Haneen, AU - Huber,Michael, AU - Perkins,Stephen W, AU - Waters,Heather H, AU - Hamilton,Grant S,3rd AU - O'Reilly,Ashley G, AU - Gassner,Holger G, PY - 2014/6/20/entrez PY - 2014/6/20/pubmed PY - 2015/6/5/medline SP - 352 EP - 8 JF - JAMA facial plastic surgery JO - JAMA Facial Plast Surg VL - 16 IS - 5 N2 - IMPORTANCE: Direct transcutaneous resection has been a widely accepted standard for the removal of benign forehead lesions. In recent years, the endoscopic approach has become more prevalent because of its noninvasiveness. To date, only a few studies with limited case numbers have reported on this technique. We report our findings from one of the largest cohorts of patients undergoing tumor resection of the forehead via the endoscopic approach. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate results of the endoscopic forehead approach for benign tumor excisions, to give a more nuanced insight into this procedure, and to discuss technical pearls and potential pitfalls from our experience. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Multicenter, retrospective case study at 2 university centers and 1 private practice among 36 patients aged 18 to 72 years (mean age, 44 years) who underwent the endoscopic forehead approach for benign tumor resections. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: Symptoms at presentation, surgical procedure and duration, type of lesions, intraoperative and postoperative complications, recurrences, and patient satisfaction. RESULTS: In total, 34 patients had an asymptomatic forehead mass, while 2 patients reported discomfort and headache. Among all patients, complete tumor excision was achieved endoscopically. The mean operative time was 36 minutes. Histopathological examination revealed 18 lipomas, 13 osteomas, 2 dermoid cysts, and 1 bone fragment after previous rhinoplasty. In 2 patients, no specimen was submitted. No hematomas, infections, scalp numbness, contour irregularities, temporal branch paralysis, or tumor recurrences occurred. One patient had a prolonged area of alopecia, which resolved on its own. All patients attested to a high satisfaction rate. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: The endoscopic approach offers excellent aesthetic results and allows for safe tumor removal. It has proven to be an effective and minimally invasive alternative to the conventional open approach. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 4. SN - 2168-6092 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24945935/Endoscopic_forehead_approach_for_minimally_invasive_benign_tumor_excisions_ L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamafacialplasticsurgery/fullarticle/10.1001/jamafacial.2014.269 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -