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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 7, Issue 3-4, Pages 181-185
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/DTE.7.181

Endoscopic Surgery for Facial Lipoma Excision

1Second Department of Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu 520-229-2, Shiga, Japan
2Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu 520-229-2, Shiga, Japan
3Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, 36-1 Nishimachi, Yongao 683-8504, Japan

Received 27 March 2001; Revised 14 May 2001; Accepted 14 May 2001

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Abstract

Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery in the neck, first reported by Gagner in 1996, has been adopted by a number of other surgical specialties. We have developed new techniques for performing endoscopic enucleation lipoma. Using our new techniques, various complications, such as injury to nerves and vessels, are prevented. The technique generates cosmetically satisfying results. Expansion of minimally invasive surgery into the facial area will be enhanced by the future development of instruments for this area, and decrease operating time and hospital stay.