Eur J Plast Surg (2016) 39:415–420 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1225-3 ORIGINAL PAPER Forehead lipoma excision: a comparative study of open versus endoscopic technique 1 1 1 1 Hui Wen Ng & Yew Ming Samuel Ho & Siyun Michelle Ho & Sze-Wei Matthew Yeo & Thien Chong Marcus Wong Received: 17 April 2016 /Accepted: 15 July 2016 /Published online: 5 August 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract in the open excision group (p =1). All38patientsinthe Background Endoscopic excision of forehead lipoma is endoscopic group were satisfied with their scars compared increasingly utilized for its inconspicuous scarring, good with 4/24 (16.7 %) in the open excision group who re- intraoperative visualization and low complication rates. ported dissatisfaction (p =0.02). Currently, studies comparing outcomes from endoscopic Conclusions Complication rates of both surgical techniques and open excision of forehead lipomas are lacking. This are similar. Given that the endoscopic technique results in retrospective study compares the surgical outcomes of the cosmetically superior outcomes, with no increase in morbidi- two techniques. ty, the authors recommend the use of endoscopic technique for Methods The authors retrospectively reviewed medical re- forehead lipoma excision. cords of all patients who had undergone forehead lipoma Level of Evidence: Level III, therapeutic
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 5, 2016
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