A combined one-stage surgical approach of orbital tumor debulking, lid reconstruction, and ptosis repair in children with orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis

Shay Keren, Gad Dotan, Ran Ben-Cnaan, Leah Leibovitch, Igal Leibovitch

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Abstract

Background and aim To describe a series of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and a plexiform neurofibroma of the orbit with ptosis who underwent a combined one-stage surgery for tumor debulking, lid reconstruction, and ptosis repair. Methods A retrospective review of 6 cases of combined one-step surgeries for orbital plexiform neurofibroma with ptosis. Results The study included 6 children (4 boys, mean age 3.4 years). Follow-up time was at least 9 months. All children had unilateral orbitofacial plexiform. All children underwent a combined one-stage surgery performed by a single surgeon for tumor debulking, lid reconstruction, and ptosis repair. There was significant improvement in upper lid height and lid contour postoperatively in all the patients. One patient had early recurrence and underwent another two surgeries in the following years. Conclusion A combined surgical approach for orbital involvement in NF1 results in favorable immediate results, though late recurrence may require additional surgical interventions in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-340
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Orbit
  • Plexiform
  • Ptosis
  • Surgery

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