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Ptosis correction in the context of the treatment of external congenital ophthalmoplegia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2487217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results are reported of our operative experience with 22 cases of external congenital ophthalmoplegia. The familiality, the muscular enzymes and isoenzymes, and often the skeletal electromyography have been studied, with the latter three being significantly altered in most cases. The main indication for surgery is the need to improve the anomalous position of the hyperextended neck. In the presence of inherent ptosis, this is achieved by suspending the upper eyelid from the frontalis muscle by using an autogenous fascia lata. A review of the previously published reports on eyebrow suspension leads one to conclude that autogenous fascia lata is the best material for this purpose.
M D'Esposito; G Bonavolontà; A Magli; P Aurilia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0740-9303     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-11     Completed Date:  1991-03-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Naples, School of Medicine, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blepharoptosis / surgery*
Child, Preschool
Eyelids / surgery
Fascia Lata / transplantation
Oculomotor Muscles / surgery
Ophthalmoplegia / congenital*,  surgery

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