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Craniofacial Gliomas

Pensler, Jay M. M.D.; Ivescu, Alexandrina S. B.A.; Ciletti, Stanley J. M.D.; Yokoo, Karen M. M.D.; Byrd, Sharon E. M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: July 1996 - Volume 98 - Issue 1 - p 27–30
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Ten patients with gliomas were treated between 1977 and 1993. Three of the lesions (30 percent) exhibited intracranial extension. Fifty percent (2 of 4) of the intranasal lesions exhibited intracranial extension. Effective removal of the lesion required manipulation of nasal bones in intranasal lesions and extranasal lesions with intranasal extension. Gliomas with an intracranial component were best addressed through a combined intracranial and extracranial approach.

Chicago, Ill.

From the Divisions of Plastic Surgery and Neuroradiology at The Children's Memorial Hospital. Received for publication January 9, 1995; revised June 27, 1995.

Jay M. Pensler, M.D. Division of Plastic Surgery Children's Memorial Hospital 2300 Children's Plaza Chicago, Ill. 60614

©1996American Society of Plastic Surgeons