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March 1997

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

Objective:  To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcalvarial suture fixation during endoscopic repair of brow ptosis.

Design:  Case series.

Settings:  A private ambulatory surgicenter and a Veterans Affairs Hospital.

Participants:  Fifty patients with brow ptosis with minimum follow-up of 12 months.

Results:  Patients had improvement in brow position in all cases. There were no adverse effects of performing cortical tunnels and suture fixation.

Conclusion:  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