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2019 Mar

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open



Evaluation of Long-term Outcomes of Facial Sensation following Cranial Vault Reconstruction for Craniosynostosis.


Dengler J, Ho ES, Klar EL, Phillips JH, Forrest CR
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Mar; 7(3):e2135.
PMID: 31044113.


Cranial vault reshaping to correct craniosynostosis in infants may injure terminal branches of the trigeminal nerve, namely the supraorbital, supratrochlear, zygomaticofacial, and zygomaticotemporal nerves, especially if a fronto-orbital advancement is performed. Despite numerous studies demonstrating successful esthetic outcome after FOA, there are no long-term studies assessing facial sensation after possible damage to these nerves as the result of surgery.