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Craniofacial resection

Cecilia L Dalle Ore, Darryl Lau, Jessica L Davis, Michael M Safaee, Christopher P Ames
Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a rare benign bone tumor that occurs most frequently in the craniofacial bones of children and young adults. There are few case reports that describe its involvement outside the craniofacial skeleton, especially within the spinal column. While JOF is classified as a benign lesion, it may be locally aggressive and demonstrate a high propensity for recurrence, even after resection. Definitive surgical management may be challenging in naive cases, but it is particularly challenging in recurrent cases and when extensive spinal reconstruction is warranted...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Edward C Kuan, Kevin A Peng, Lyndon O Gonzalez, Joel A Sercarz
We report a rare case of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the nasal cavity arising in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). The patient was a 35-year-old man who had been diagnosed 15 years earlier with GPA and treated medically for sinonasal, pulmonary, and renal involvement. He presented to us with left-sided orbital and cheek pain and nasal obstruction. Endoscopy detected a friable, exophytic mass that involved the left lateral nasal wall and septum. Biopsy analysis identified the mass as an SCC...
January 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Dan Zhao, Shanwei Tao, Dewei Zhang, Mengyang Qin, Yijun Bao, Anhua Wu
PURPOSE: Traumatic meningoencephalocele primarily occurs as a rare but complex complication of cranial base and orbital roof fractures. Traumatic intraorbital meningoencephalocele, which is rare and easily overlooked, can be life-threatening since cephalomeningitis occurs due to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. It is obscure for the operative indications or standard surgical methods of traumatic meningoencephaloceles since the combined intricate craniofacial and basal fractures, brain injury, and CSF leak may exist...
February 27, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
Valentino Valentini, Luigi Califano, Andrea Cassoni, Della Monaca Marco, Ingrid Raponi, Paolo Priore, Maria Teresa Fadda, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Valentina Terenzi
Maxillo-mandibular reconstruction in pediatric patients involves particular functional and cosmetic implications. Attention is required for the craniofacial growth over time, involvement of the permanent dentition, facial symmetry, and donor site morbidity. Our aim is to identify the best reconstructive options for maxilla-mandibular defects in children (<18 years) based on our experience with 25 pediatric patients. We believe that reconstruction has to be performed at the same time as resection in pediatric patients...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Andrés Di Pietrantonio, Humberto Asmus, Christian Ingratta, Walter Brennan, Javier Schulz, Leandro Carballo
Introduction: Inverted papilloma is a locally-aggressive benign neoplasm of the paranasal sinuses with a high potential for recurrence and malignancy. Intracranial extension is infrequent, and dural penetration even more so, typically associated with recurrence of the disease or its degeneration into squamous cell carcinoma. Clinical Case: A 32-year-old female patient consulted us for an exophytic lesion in her right nostril and exophthalmos, associated with headache, anosmia and dysgeusia...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Irit Duek, Alon Pener-Tessler, Ravit Yanko-Arzi, Arik Zaretski, Avraham Abergel, Ahmad Safadi, Dan M Fliss
Introduction  Pediatric skull base and craniofacial reconstruction presents a unique challenge since the potential benefits of therapy must be balanced against the cumulative impact of multimodality treatment on craniofacial growth, donor-site morbidity, and the potential for serious psychosocial issues. Objectives  To suggest an algorithm for skull base reconstruction in children and adolescents after tumor resection. Materials and Methods  Comprehensive literature review and summary of our experience...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
Oded Ben-Ari, Anat Wengier, Barak Ringel, Narin N Carmel Neiderman, Zvi Ram, Nevo Margalit, Dan M Fliss, Avraham Abergel
Objective  The endoscopic endonasal approach is being increasingly used for the resection and reconstruction of anterior skull base (ASB) lesions. Vascularized nasoseptal flaps (NSF) have become the workhorse for the reconstruction of ASB defects, resulting in a significant decrease in the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of NSF in children. Methods  This is a retrospective analysis of the medical records of all patients under the age of 18 years who underwent endoscopic repair of ASB lesions with the use of NSF at our tertiary medical center between 1/2011 and 8/2016...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
Wen Xu, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Alexandra J Melchiorre, Elaine H Zackai, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
Crouzon syndrome with acanthosis nigricans (CAN) is caused by a mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor ( FGFR) 3 gene that presents clinically as Crouzonoid craniofacial features in association with other anomalies such as acanthosis nigricans and benign odontogenic tumors. Diagnosis through the use of genetic mutational analysis is critical, as it alerts the surgeon to the need for careful screening for jaw tumors so that timely treatment in the form of curettage or segmental resection can be provided...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Masahiro Shin, Masaaki Shojima, Kenji Kondo, Hirotaka Hasegawa, Shunya Hanakita, Akihiro Ito, Taichi Kin, Nobuhito Saito
OBJECTIVE: Skull base meningiomas carry a nonnegligible risk of recurrence. In particular, those arising from the sphenoid wings or middle cranial fossa penetrate into extracranial regions, uncommonly showing massive expansion into the craniofacial regions on recurrence. The role of endoscopic endonasal surgery for those intractable lesions remains unclear. METHODS: We performed endoscopic endonasal craniofacial surgery for 8 recurrent meningiomas invading into the pterygopalatine fossa, infratemporal fossa, nasopharynx, paranasal sinus, or orbit, comprising 2 meningothelial and 1 fibrous meningiomas (World Health Organization [WHO] grade I), 3 atypical and 1 clear cell meningiomas (grade II), and 1 anaplastic meningioma (grade III)...
January 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Natalia Tavares de Souza, Renan Carlos Lopes Cavalcante, Maria Aparecida de Albuquerque Cavalcante, Wagner Hespanhol, Marcello Rodrigues de Oliveira, Dennis de Carvalho Ferreira, Thais Machado de Carvalho Coutinho, Lucio Souza Gonçalves
BACKGROUND: An osteoma is a benign tumor of bone with unknown etiology and is considered rare, mostly restricted to the craniofacial skeleton. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report describes an uncommon condylar osteoma in a 67 years old white female patient with laterognathism to the left side, limited mouth opening, aesthetic change and pain associated with the right temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The histopathological examination confirmed osteoma. The lesion was surgically excised and immediate reconstruction was carried out using a custom-made total TMJ prosthesis...
December 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
Leandro Infantini Dini, Gustavo Rassier Isolan, Evelise Flores, Eduardo Madruga Lombardo, Cláiton Heitz
The basis of craniofacial tumor surgery is complete surgical extirpation, preferably en bloc or with free borders. Craniofacial techniques are the gold standard and primary strategies in the treatment of anterior skull base tumors. In the last decade, the reports favoring results of endoscopic techniques have increased. One could conclude that the classical transfacial approaches might become useless, but, in fact, there is little research comparing these techniques.In this article, the authors present their experience with combined craniofacial resection of anterior craniofacial skull base tumors in 9 consecutive patients between January 2013 and July 2015...
January 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
V Valentini, A Cassoni, V Terenzi, M Della Monaca, M T Fadda, O Rajabtork Zadeh, I Raponi, A Anelli, G Iannetti
The mainstay of treatment of craniofacial dysplasia (CFD) remains surgery once clinical observation has been excluded. Nevertheless, disagreement remains about the type of surgical intervention (remodelling versus radical resection). The aim of this paper is to present our experience until 2013 comparing CFD management between 1980 and 2002 and between 2003 and 2013 and to propose our surgical algorithm. From January 2003 to December 2013, 41 new patients (18 males and 23 females) with histologically demonstrated CFD presented to our Department...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Anil Madaree
In craniofacial surgery, a wide spectrum of pathological conditions are usually treated. The aetiology of these could be congenital, traumatic, infective, post-tumor resection, postradiation, autoimmune, iatrogenic, or other miscellaneous conditions. The surgical approach for the procedures is usually via a coronal incision. In a large proportion of the patients, the frontal bone is removed to obtain intracranial access. The frontal bone is then replaced either in its original form or in a remodeled state. In congenital conditions the supraorbital bar and frontal bone is often also removed, remodeled, and replaced...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Natalie Oker, Benjamin Verillaud, Michel Wassef, Sébastien Froelich, Damien Bresson, Romain Kania, Philippe Herman
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcome and recurrences for ethmoidal adenocarcinomas treated by exclusive endoscopic surgery in curative intent and investigate the role of the learning curve. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective study, including 60 patients separated in 2 groups (2002-2011 n = 28 and 2012-2015 n = 32). RESULTS: The global survival rate at 5 years was 72.6%, and the global and local recurrence rates were 21...
January 2018: Head & Neck
Hiroyuki Tsuchie, Giuseppe Bianchi, Marco Gambarotti, Davide Maria Donati
BACKGROUND: Myofibroma is a rare benign tumor typically occurring in the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the head and neck in infants and young children. The incidence of solitary intraosseous and adult myofibroma is extremely low. Although there have been a few reported cases of solitary intraosseous myofibroma in adult patients, most of these cases involved the craniofacial bones. METHODS: We present the case of a 64-years-old woman presenting with minimal pain of the right buttock and groin...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Sang-Hoon Park, Jun-Hyeong An, Jeong Jun Han, Seunggon Jung, Hong-Ju Park, Hee-Kyun Oh, Min-Suk Kook
Background: Osteochondroma is a benign tumor that tends to develop in mandibular condyle and coronoid process in the craniofacial region. If tumor mass has grown from condyle into the infratemporal space with zygomatic arch obstructing the access, there are risks associated with surgical exposure and local resection of these masses. Case presentation: This study reports on a case of osteochondroma on mandibular condylar head where we treated with surgical excision via preauricular approach with 3D analysis...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kathryn V Isaac, Tara Lynn Teshima, Richard I Aviv, Mahmood Fazl, Leodante da Costa, Todd Mainprize, Oleh Antonyshyn
BACKGROUND: Intraosseous vascular anomalies (IOVA) are rare in the craniofacial skeleton and present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. This study aims to describe the clinical management based on a large case series. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed and 9 IOVA were identified over a 15-year period. Data on demographics, diagnostic features, clinical management, and outcomes were reviewed. RESULTS: Five frontal bone IOVA and 4 orbital IOVA were identified...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Ricardo Bartel, Xavier Gonzalez-Compta, Enric Cisa, Francesc Cruellas, Alberto Torres, Aleix Rovira, Manel Manos
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a rare entity that constitutes less than 5% of nasosinusal malignancies. Mainstream treatment consists in surgical resection+/-adjuvant radiotherapy. By exposing results observed with apparition of new therapeutic options as neoadjuvant chemotherapy, the objective is to evaluate a series and a review of the current literature. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted including patients diagnosed and followed-up for ONB from 2008 to 2015 in our institution...
October 20, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Zafar Sayed, Jocelyn C Migliacci, Jennifer R Cracchiolo, Christopher A Barker, Nancy Y Lee, Sean M McBride, Viviane S Tabar, Ian Ganly, Snehal G Patel, Luc T Morris, Benjamin R Roman, Alexander N Shoushtari, Marc A Cohen
Importance: Sinonasal mucosal melanoma (SMM) is a rare malignant neoplasm characterized by a poor prognosis despite aggressive intervention including wide surgical resection. Margin status has previously been cited as an important prognostic factor for local control and overall survival (OS) in patients who undergo either an open or endoscopic surgical approach. No comparisons have been made, however, in patients who have undergone gross total resection with or without positive margins...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Nelson Fernandes, Jacobus van den Heever, Leanne Sykes
Surgical and prosthodontic restoration of the midfacial region following tumor resection has always posed a considerable challenge, as this area serves crucial functional and esthetic roles. Being diagnosed and subsequently treated for facial tumors can have an immense psychosocial impact on a patient, as the resulting defects are often disfiguring, and lead to an inability to masticate, swallow, and speak clearly. Provision of an immediate facial and dental prosthesis at the time of surgery can limit these side effects and help reduce mental duress on these patients and their families, as well as aid in the process of rehabilitation...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
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