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Journal of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2010;11(1):33-36.
Treatment of Posttraumatic Facial Deformity Patient with Brown's Syndrome: Case Report.
Byung Chan Park, Yong Ha Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Myung Mi Kim
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea. yhkim@med.yu.kr
2Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
Brown's syndrome is characterized by the limited elevation in adduction from mechanical causes around the superior oblique tendon trochlea complex. In this particular case, post-traumatic facial deformity accompanied by Brown's syndrome was observed. We would like to report the satisfying cosmetic results obtained by reconstructing orbital roof and superior orbital rim and repositioning of zygoma. METHODS: A 12-year-old patient was observed with facial deformity with strabismus in her right eye and orbital dystopia after the car accident and was eventually diagnosed with traumatic Brown's syndrome. Reconstructive surgeries could not be performed at the time of trauma due to the cerebral hemorrhage. At the second year after the trauma, a depressed fracture of the right orbital roof and superior orbital rim were reconstructed via the intracranial approach, and orbital dystopia was corrected via the zygoma triple ostectomy. In addition, a strabismus surgery was performed one year after her plastic surgery.
RESULTS
Facial deformity with orbital dystopia and strabismus was confirmed to be fully reconstructed after the surgery. Moreover, when the patient came in for a follow-up thirteen years after the operation, a developmental imbalance of the facial bones, diplopia, or any other surgical complications were not to be found.
CONCLUSION
After the trauma, the patient with Brown's Syndrome accompanied by post-traumatic facial deformity, who went under the corrective surgeries after the meticulous examination and assessment pre-surgically, was able to acquire cosmetic satisfaction via those operations.


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