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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 151-153

A novel approach to the management of severe facial disfigurement in neurofibromatosis type 1

Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Viji Rangarajan
Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post, Sitra, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1556_22

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To report a case series on the management of eight patients with complex orbitopalpebral neurofibromatosis that is inadequately addressed in the literature. All patients were managed surgically with full-thickness, transverse, or transverse-oblique resection of the upper eyelid neurofibroma along with canthopexies and ptosis correction. Presenting signs and symptoms include eyelid swelling, ptosis, canthal dystopia, and decreased visual acuity. These challenging cases were treated with a tailored surgical approach which provided functional and esthetic benefit that improved patient's social interaction and confidence.

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