To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcalvarial suture fixation during endoscopic repair of brow ptosis.
A private ambulatory surgicenter and a Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Fifty patients with brow ptosis with minimum follow-up of 12 months.
Patients had improvement in brow position in all cases. There were no adverse effects of performing cortical tunnels and suture fixation.
Transcalvarial suture fixation can be performed safely with good to excellent results and avoids the need for screw or plate fixation.Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123:313-317
Newman JP, LaFerriere KA, Koch RJ, Nishioka GJ, Goode RL. Transcalvarial Suture Fixation for Endoscopic Brow and Forehead Lifts. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123(3):313-317. doi:10.1001/archotol.1997.01900030095012