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Modified split V-W plasty for entropion with an epicanthal fold in Asian eyelids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16932171     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The epicanthal fold, which is peculiar to East Asians, forms an arch across the medial canthus in parallel with the nose. It is often accompanied by entropion of the medial eyelid. Although many surgical procedures have been described for correction of the epicanthal fold, none has reported a procedure to treat the epicanthal fold and entropion at the same time. The authors have performed a modified split V-W plasty to simultaneously correct entropion and to modify the epicanthal fold.
METHODS: From January of 1998 to December of 2002, we have performed a modified split V-W plasty in 20 cases. The preoperative and postoperative medial canthal distances and palpebral fissure width were measured, and the extent of postoperative scarring and improvement of the epicanthal fold and entropion were reviewed.
RESULTS: This method provided good results, including an inconspicuous scar, release of the epicanthal fold, and improvement of entropion.
CONCLUSION: The authors believe that the modified split V-W plasty is available to eliminate entropion with an epicanthal fold in Asian eyelids.
Takashi Fujiwara; Motomu Maeda; Katsuki Kuwae; Kenichi Nishino
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1529-4242     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-25     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  635-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Blepharoplasty / methods*
Child, Preschool
Cicatrix / etiology
Entropion / surgery*
Eyelids / anatomy & histology
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Treatment Outcome

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