PURPOSE:To investigate the efficacy of a one-stage early correction of blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES), using bovine pericardium derived membrane (TUTOPATCH(®)) for the frontalis suspension. METHODS:We prospectively studied 12 eyes from 6 patients (median age 14 months) affected by BPES with severe ptosis. All patients were submitted to a one-stage early correction of ptosis (frontalis suspension with TUTOPACH(®)) and telecanthus and epicanthus inversus. Upper margin reflex distance (MRD), nasal inner intercanthal distance (IICD), horizontal fissure length (HFL), and IICD/HFL ratio were evaluated using photographs. RESULTS:The Wilcoxon signed-rank test showed a statistically significant difference between pre- and post-operative MRD, IICD, HFL, and the IICD/HFL ratio. CONCLUSION:An early TUTOPATCH-assisted frontalis suspension, together with the correction of telecanthus and epicanthus inversus, is an effective procedure for BPES cases with severe ptosis.

Savino, G., Mandara', E., Calandriello, L., Dickmann, A., Petroni, S., A Modified One-Stage Early Correction of Blepharophimosis Syndrome Using Tutopatch Slings, <<ORBIT>>, 2015; 2015/34 (4): 186-191 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/70292]

A Modified One-Stage Early Correction of Blepharophimosis Syndrome Using Tutopatch Slings

Savino, Gustavo;Mandara', Erika;Calandriello, Luigi;Dickmann, Anna;Petroni, Sergio
2015

Abstract

PURPOSE:To investigate the efficacy of a one-stage early correction of blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES), using bovine pericardium derived membrane (TUTOPATCH(®)) for the frontalis suspension. METHODS:We prospectively studied 12 eyes from 6 patients (median age 14 months) affected by BPES with severe ptosis. All patients were submitted to a one-stage early correction of ptosis (frontalis suspension with TUTOPACH(®)) and telecanthus and epicanthus inversus. Upper margin reflex distance (MRD), nasal inner intercanthal distance (IICD), horizontal fissure length (HFL), and IICD/HFL ratio were evaluated using photographs. RESULTS:The Wilcoxon signed-rank test showed a statistically significant difference between pre- and post-operative MRD, IICD, HFL, and the IICD/HFL ratio. CONCLUSION:An early TUTOPATCH-assisted frontalis suspension, together with the correction of telecanthus and epicanthus inversus, is an effective procedure for BPES cases with severe ptosis.
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Savino, G., Mandara', E., Calandriello, L., Dickmann, A., Petroni, S., A Modified One-Stage Early Correction of Blepharophimosis Syndrome Using Tutopatch Slings, <>, 2015; 2015/34 (4): 186-191 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/70292]
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