Treatment of extrinsic ectropion on burned face with facial suspension technique.

Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries

PubMedID: 24997529

Vana LP, Isaac C, Alonso N. Treatment of extrinsic ectropion on burned face with facial suspension technique. Burns. 2014;.
The extrinsic ectropion is a condition with low prevalence characterized by an ectropion with normal eyelid and anatomy unchanged and the cause is found in tissues adjacent orbits. There are not many studies in the literature regarding their treatment, especially without addressing the eyelid respecting its anatomical integrity.PURPOSE
To evaluate the outcome of 8 extrinsic ectropions secondary to facial burns treated with facial suspension technique.

PATIENTS AND METHODS
Five patients were evaluated with sequelae of facial burns and extrinsic unilateral or bilateral ectropion, a total of 8 ectropions. The technique used was the endoscopic facial suspension with or without release of the facial scar retraction. We evaluated the position of the lower lid over medium-pupillary line, symptoms, complications and patient satisfaction in a 24 months follow-up.

RESULTS
6 Peri-orbital regions showed good results and two moderate results, all cases had clinical improvement of the ectropion, the symptoms and the esthetic aspect; there was not any complication or reoperation. There was a gain of 2.2-26.2% of the lower eyelid margin position in relation to the horizontal mid-pupillary line.

CONCLUSION
The endoscopic facial suspension proved to be a surgical technique with low morbidity and efficient treatment in 8 facial extrinsic ectropion.