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Midfacial degloving

General

Midfacial degloving provides wide access to the maxilla . An incision is made in the sublabial mucosa where the skin/subcutaneous tissue and periosteum are dissected from the surface of the maxilla. With the help of an incision in the nasal septum as well as floor and lateral side of the nose, the soft tissue contents over the nasal bone can be elevated together with soft tissue contents above the upper jaw. This access is an alternative to a lateral rhinotomy.

Indications

Tumor in the following locations:

  • Maxillary sinus
  • Sphenoidal sinus 
  • Ethmoidal sinus and/or nasal septum

Goal

  • Tumor resection 

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