Endoscopic repair of a complex midfacial fracture

Chen Lee, Joel Jacobovicz, Reid Mueller

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Abstract

Inadequate treatment of complex midfacial fractures involving the orbit and zygomatic arch can result in important functional and aesthetic deformity. Accurate repair of fractures at the zygomatic arch and orbital floor has traditionally necessitated coronal scalp and lower eyelid incisions respectively. Complications such as facial nerve injury, alopecia, external scarring, ectropion, and eyelid edema have been associated with these traditionally open surgical techniques. We report an endoscopic-assisted technique of open reduction and rigid fixation of a complex midfacial fracture. The endoscopic-assisted technique facilitated the anatomic repair of associated zygomatic arch and orbital floor fractures. The technique minimized ocular globe manipulation and eliminated the need for coronal scalp and lower eyelid incisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Zygoma
Eyelids
Scalp
Facial Nerve Injuries
Ectropion
Orbital Fractures
Alopecia
Orbit
Esthetics
Cicatrix
Edema

Keywords

  • Blowout fracture
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Facial fracture
  • Fracture fixation
  • Minimally invasive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Endoscopic repair of a complex midfacial fracture. / Lee, Chen; Jacobovicz, Joel; Mueller, Reid.

In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 8, No. 3, 05.1997, p. 170-175.

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Lee, Chen ; Jacobovicz, Joel ; Mueller, Reid. / Endoscopic repair of a complex midfacial fracture. In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 1997 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 170-175.
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