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Forehead Mass Removal by Endoscopic Approach.
J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Mar; 27(2):e215-7.JC

Abstract

Patients with forehead mass have a cosmetic problem because the forehead is an important first impression. Conventional skin approach results in visible scar even though surgeons designed the incision along the relaxed skin tension line1. Since Onishi introduced the technique for endoscopic approach in 1995, endoscopic surgery has become rapidly popular in the field of plastic surgery. Endoscopic approach to the forehead mass by small incision on the scalp behind hair line is big advantageous for leaving less ugly scar on the forehead. All procedures need to be identified under the endoscopic visualization. When it was completed, the mass was pulled out. The authors also used the osteotome or rasp when it was the osteoma. The forehead and scalp were applied compressive dressing to prevent hematoma and swelling for 2 days. The cosmesis was excellent because they have no visible scar on the forehead. Endoscopic approaching technique is getting popular and commonly used during the cosmetic surgery because it has many advantages. This method also, however, has difficulties to remove large-sized mass and to perform caudal dissection, and for increased operative times. Furthermore, there are complication of incomplete removal, hematoma, and swelling. The proper candidate is the patient with smooth forehead, with a mobile and soft mass, with a propensity for keloid formation, or hypertrophic scarring. Endoscopic technique is not only advantageous but also disadvantageous. That is why surgeon's selection is more important.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Hallym University, Anyang, South Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26967101

Citation

Jung, Soyeon, et al. "Forehead Mass Removal By Endoscopic Approach." The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. 27, no. 2, 2016, pp. e215-7.
Jung S, Jung SW, Koh SH, et al. Forehead Mass Removal by Endoscopic Approach. J Craniofac Surg. 2016;27(2):e215-7.
Jung, S., Jung, S. W., Koh, S. H., & Lim, H. (2016). Forehead Mass Removal by Endoscopic Approach. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 27(2), e215-7. https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000002292
Jung S, et al. Forehead Mass Removal By Endoscopic Approach. J Craniofac Surg. 2016;27(2):e215-7. PubMed PMID: 26967101.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Forehead Mass Removal by Endoscopic Approach. AU - Jung,Soyeon, AU - Jung,Sung Won, AU - Koh,Sung Hoon, AU - Lim,Hyoseob, PY - 2016/3/12/entrez PY - 2016/3/12/pubmed PY - 2016/12/15/medline SP - e215 EP - 7 JF - The Journal of craniofacial surgery JO - J Craniofac Surg VL - 27 IS - 2 N2 - Patients with forehead mass have a cosmetic problem because the forehead is an important first impression. Conventional skin approach results in visible scar even though surgeons designed the incision along the relaxed skin tension line1. Since Onishi introduced the technique for endoscopic approach in 1995, endoscopic surgery has become rapidly popular in the field of plastic surgery. Endoscopic approach to the forehead mass by small incision on the scalp behind hair line is big advantageous for leaving less ugly scar on the forehead. All procedures need to be identified under the endoscopic visualization. When it was completed, the mass was pulled out. The authors also used the osteotome or rasp when it was the osteoma. The forehead and scalp were applied compressive dressing to prevent hematoma and swelling for 2 days. The cosmesis was excellent because they have no visible scar on the forehead. Endoscopic approaching technique is getting popular and commonly used during the cosmetic surgery because it has many advantages. This method also, however, has difficulties to remove large-sized mass and to perform caudal dissection, and for increased operative times. Furthermore, there are complication of incomplete removal, hematoma, and swelling. The proper candidate is the patient with smooth forehead, with a mobile and soft mass, with a propensity for keloid formation, or hypertrophic scarring. Endoscopic technique is not only advantageous but also disadvantageous. That is why surgeon's selection is more important. SN - 1536-3732 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26967101/Forehead_Mass_Removal_by_Endoscopic_Approach_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000002292 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -