Craniofacial fibrous dysplasia. conservative surgical management. Review of literature and report of a case.

Youri C. Anastassov, George E. Anastassov, Harry S. Lumerman, Radoslav Simov, Christo D. Shipkov, Trifon A. Mihailov, Nikoleta Traikova

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The present study presents a case of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia attenuating the orbit and the nasal airway, which was treated by conservative surgical approaches. Nasal and orbital decompression, and facial recontouring were performed simultaneously. This was done via a transconjunctival and transcaruncular approaches with a lateral canthotomy, which provided access to the four walls of the orbit, midface and the lateral nasal wall. The reduction of the turbinates was done through a standard turbinectomy approach and the nasal decompression was done via intercartilaginous access and a full transfixion incision and nasal degloving. The bulk of the lesion was removed with chisels, gauges, and rotary instruments. The orbital debulking extended to the orbital apex, which was not involved by the fibrous dysplasia. Approximately 200 mg of dysplastic bone was removed. The functional and aesthetic results were good. The symptoms of chronic conjunctivitis and nasal obstruction have been alleviated and there is no deterioration of his condition. The symptoms of anosmia have also disappeared. Conservative surgical treatment of craniofacial dysplasia in adults with stable disease is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalFolia Medica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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