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March 1997

Transcalvarial Suture Fixation for Endoscopic Brow and Forehead Lifts

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif (Drs Newman, Koch, and Goode), and University of Missouri Health Science Center, Columbia, Mo (Drs LaFerriere and Nishioka).

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

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