Hemi-forehead lifting for upper eyelid and brow ptosis in neurofibromatosis type 1


  • Erol Havuz University of Health Sciences




hemi-forehead lifting, ptosis, eyelid ptosis, brow ptosis, wrinkle, neurofibromatosis, neurofibroma


A 63-year-old female patient presented with ptosis in the right eyelid, wrinkles in the right half of the forehead, and narrowing of visual field. She had been diagnosed with giant plexiform neurofibroma. In addition, she had painless, non-tender soft masses on her left shoulder and neck. The patient's ptosis and forehead wrinkles improved in the supine position but were more prevalent in the vertical position. She had undergone blepharoplasty in the previous year. She did not have any disease history other than mild ptosis in the right and a mass in the neck that was present since puberty but had grown within the last decade. Pretrichial hemi-forehead and brow lift for eyebrow ptosis and forehead wrinkles was planned and performed without any complications in the early postoperative period and no recurrence in the 18-month follow-up period.


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