Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Print version ISSN 0004-2749
NUNES, Tânia Pereira et al. Use of temporal fascia in frontalis suspension: description of the surgical technique - Case report. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2004, vol.67, n.2, pp. 323-324. ISSN 0004-2749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492004000200024.
PURPOSE: To familiarize the ophthalmologist with the anatomy of the temporal region, to describe the surgical technique of temporal fascia harvest and frontalis suspension and to demonstrate advantages and disadvantages of temporal fascia in frontalis suspension. METHODS: Review of the clinical and surgical data of one case with severe blepharoptosis who underwent frontalis suspension using temporal fascia. Review of the anatomy of the temporal fossa and the surgical techniques. RESULTS: Good esthetic and functional results were obtained in this case. CONCLUSION: Temporal fascia is a good choice for frontalis suspension with some advantages: it is autogenous, it is easily harvested and it yields minimal post-operative morbidity.
Keywords : Fascia [surgery]; Blepharoptosis [surgery]; Surgical flaps [utilization].