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Use of BioGlue surgical adhesive for brow fixation in endoscopic browplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16301459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy, longevity, and safety of BioGlue Surgical Adhesive for periosteal fixation in endoscopic browlifts.
METHODS: Retrospective review of 80 patients who underwent endoscopic browlift using BioGlue as the primary means of periosteal fixation. Visits were categorized as preoperative, 1 to 2 months, 3 to 6 months, and 7 to 12 months, and photographs of the first 15 patients were evaluated for change in brow position at each of these visits. Brow position was measured at the lowest brow hairs at the midpupillary and lateral canthus positions. Follow-up was 3 months to 3 years.
RESULTS: All of the first 15 patients were included in the 1- to 2-month postoperative grouping, 13 in the 3- to 6-month grouping, and 10 in the 7- to 12-month grouping. At all postoperative visits, brow elevation was significantly maintained during 12-month follow-up. Revision has been required in only 1 of 80 patients to date.
CONCLUSIONS: BioGlue is an effective and safe method of maintaining brow position in endoscopic browplasty. Brow elevation achieved using BioGlue was significantly maintained during the 7- to 12-month postoperative period. Tissue adhesives such as BioGlue have the potential to become significant adjuncts in facial plastic surgery and warrant more critical evaluation.
Douglas M Sidle; Benjamin M Loos; Alexander L Ramirez; Sheldon S Kabaker; Corey S Maas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of facial plastic surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1521-2491     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:    2005 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-22     Completed Date:  2006-02-23     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883500     Medline TA:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Maas Clinic, 2400 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Endoscopy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Proteins / therapeutic use*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use*
Tissue Fixation / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bio-glue; 0/Proteins; 0/Tissue Adhesives

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