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Endoscopically guided midfacial degloving in infants for removal of congenital and acquired midfacial masses1 Presented at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Combined Otolaryngologic Spring Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 13 May 1997.1

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
0165-5876
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
46
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0165-5876(98)00087-1
Keywords
  • Infants
  • Midfacial Degloving
  • Endoscopy
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Midface degloving allows excellent exposure for a variety of congenital and acquired pediatric facial masses. The petite facial skeleton of the infant and child, however, can limit the utility of this dissection, thereby necessitating external approaches and altered cosmesis. Endoscopic assistance can aid in safe and complete removal of these masses without the need for external surgical approaches. In this series, five infants underwent midfacial degloving for midface lesions. Those masses that could not be adequately visualized underwent midfacial degloving with endoscopic assistance. Successful surgical removal was accomplished without complications, with follow-up ranging from 1 to 5 years. No surgical nasal deformity, vestibular stenosis, or decrease in midfacial growth was noted. Midfacial degloving with endoscopic guidance in selected cases is a cosmetically appealing option for lesions not otherwise resectable by standard midface degloving.

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