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March 2003

Evaluation of Pericranial Skull Adherence and Periosteal Healing in the Rabbit Model

Author Affiliations

The Isse Institute of Cosmetic Surgery
101 S First St, Suite 1200
Burbank, CA 91502
(e-mail: issen@earthlink.net)

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2003;5(2):164-165. doi:10.1001/archfaci.5.2.164

I WOULD LIKE to commend Dr Kriet and his associates1 as well as Dr Sclafani and his group2 for their research on periosteal adhesion to the cranium. With the growing popularity of endoscopic brow-lift, multiple techniques have been developed to fixate the elevated forehead. However, the optimal technique and fixation period has yet to be determined. Both studies, from the University of Kansas and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, aim to quantitate the time required to achieve adequate fixation of the pericranium to the cranium after an endoscopic brow-lift procedure. By doing so, they aim to clarify whether short-term fixation with a removable screw is sufficient, compared with long-term fixation with permanent techniques.

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