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J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Nov;21(6):1872-5. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181f4ab9f.

Zygomatic sagittal split osteotomy: a novel and simple surgical technique for use in midface corrections.

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Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Complesso Integrato Columbus, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy. giulio.gasparini@rm.unicatt.it

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The correction of many craniofacial malformations requires the improvement and stabilization of the midface area. In this article, we present a simple surgical technique for improving and correcting the orbitozygomatic area. This technique is called zygomatic sagittal split osteotomy (ZSSO).

METHODS:

Between September 2003 and June 2008, we performed ZSSO on 12 patients. The technique is described in the article. We performed a clinical evaluation of the technique using the following criteria: postsurgical complications, loss of stability, and sagittal prominence. In addition, a radiologic evaluation was performed on axial computed tomographic images. We considered a 1-year follow-up.

RESULTS:

We performed 15 ZSSO procedures. No evidence of postsurgical complications, loss of stability, or sagittal prominence was reported during the 1-year follow-up.

CONCLUSIONS:

Zygomatic sagittal split osteotomy is a simple surgical technique to be used in the correction and stabilization of the midface area. It can be performed without using graft or osteodistraction device.

PMID:
21119442
DOI:
10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181f4ab9f
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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