Nowadays, surgical interventions must treat with care the aesthetic impact on the patient, even when a malignant pathology or an patient's advanced age could give the aesthetic issue lower priority. The cranio-facial area is probably the most important anatomical region with regard to the harmony of the human body. Consequently, a step-by-step procedure, applicable regardless of the site and the nature of the lesion, is advisable to minimize the aesthetic impact. We prospectively analyzed 65 patients during a period of 2 years. At 1-year follow-up, all patients were invited to undergo a 3D-multislice CT and to complete a questionnaire with a subjective rating scale about aesthetic impact. The 3D-multislice CT scan didn't show dislocations, depressions or gaps of the bone flap. Nevertheless, five patients complained of some degree of aesthetic injury, or reported a psychological suffering from the aesthetic consequences of surgery. As a control group, we retrospectively reviewed 223 patients. The authors describe their surgical protocol and discuss it in the light of the results of their series. PMID: 17061135 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Aesthetic issues in neurosurgery: a protocol to improve cosmetic outcome in cranial surgery / Frati, Alessandro; Pichierri, Angelo; Esposito, Vincenzo; Frati, R; Delfini, Roberto; Cantore, Giampaolo; Bastianello, Stefano; Santoro, Antonio. - In: NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW. - ISSN 0344-5607. - 30:(2007), pp. 69-76. [10.1007/s10143-006-0050-8]

Aesthetic issues in neurosurgery: a protocol to improve cosmetic outcome in cranial surgery

FRATI, ALESSANDRO;PICHIERRI, ANGELO;ESPOSITO, Vincenzo;DELFINI, Roberto;CANTORE, Giampaolo;BASTIANELLO, Stefano;SANTORO, Antonio
2007

Abstract

Nowadays, surgical interventions must treat with care the aesthetic impact on the patient, even when a malignant pathology or an patient's advanced age could give the aesthetic issue lower priority. The cranio-facial area is probably the most important anatomical region with regard to the harmony of the human body. Consequently, a step-by-step procedure, applicable regardless of the site and the nature of the lesion, is advisable to minimize the aesthetic impact. We prospectively analyzed 65 patients during a period of 2 years. At 1-year follow-up, all patients were invited to undergo a 3D-multislice CT and to complete a questionnaire with a subjective rating scale about aesthetic impact. The 3D-multislice CT scan didn't show dislocations, depressions or gaps of the bone flap. Nevertheless, five patients complained of some degree of aesthetic injury, or reported a psychological suffering from the aesthetic consequences of surgery. As a control group, we retrospectively reviewed 223 patients. The authors describe their surgical protocol and discuss it in the light of the results of their series. PMID: 17061135 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Aesthetic issues in neurosurgery: a protocol to improve cosmetic outcome in cranial surgery / Frati, Alessandro; Pichierri, Angelo; Esposito, Vincenzo; Frati, R; Delfini, Roberto; Cantore, Giampaolo; Bastianello, Stefano; Santoro, Antonio. - In: NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW. - ISSN 0344-5607. - 30:(2007), pp. 69-76. [10.1007/s10143-006-0050-8]
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