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Original Investigation  FREE
Monirah Albathi, MBBS; Sam Oyer, MD; Lisa E. Ishii, MD, MHS; Patrick Byrne, MD; Masaru Ishii, MD; Kofi O. Boahene, MD

Importance  Preserving facial nerve function is a primary goal and a key decision factor in the comprehensive management of vestibular schwannoma and other cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors.

Objective  To evaluate the use of the pattern of facial paralysis recovery in the early postoperative months as a ...

Invited Commentary  FREE
P. Daniel Knott, MD

One of the worst moments in the early lives of children occurs when they awake the morning after their birthday and realize that 364 days separate them from their next birthday. The seemingly endless, yearlong wait that faces the unhappy child the day after his or her birthday ...

Original Investigation 
Christian A. Paquet, MD; Sim Choroomi, MD; Andrew S. Frankel, MD

Importance  Cephalically malpositioned lateral crura are a frequent cause of alar rim retraction during both primary and revision rhinoplasty.

Objective  To demonstrate the efficacy of lateral crural repositioning as an isolated maneuver as and combined with adjunctive grafts for lowering the alar rim.

Design, Setting, and ...

Original Investigation 
Katie M. Mingo, MD; James D. Sidman, MD; Daniel E. Sampson, DDS, MD; Timothy A. Lander, MD; Robert J. Tibesar, MD; Andrew R. Scott, MD

Importance  Computed tomographic (CT) scans are often obtained before mandibular distraction osteogenesis in patients with isolated Pierre Robin sequence. There is concern regarding the risk of radiation exposure from CT in children.

Objective  To evaluate whether preoperative CT is necessary for adequate airway, feeding, and aesthetic ...

Research Letter 
Kate Horstkotte, BA; Michelle Brooks, MS, RD; Robin W. Lindsay, MD

The data collection tool described herein contains a standardized nasal examination, operative details, and patient-reported outcomes measures for patients with nasal obstruction.

J. Regan Thomas, MD; Tatiana K. Dixon, MD

This Viewpoint explains why it is important not to assume which culture the patient identifies with most and why it is imperative that a facial plastic surgeon understands a patient’s ethnic identity and aesthetic goals prior to any procedure.

Original Investigation 
Andrew Jacono, MD; Ryan P. Chastant, MD; Greg Dibelius, MD

Importance  It is well understood that optimal psychological health is imperative to success in aesthetic surgical procedures. Self-esteem is a very sensitive psychological factor that can influence patients’ motivations for seeking surgery as well as their perceptions of outcomes.

Objective  To use the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale ...

Original Investigation 
Steven H. Dayan, MD; Nazanin Ashourian, PhD
Includes: Supplemental Content

Importance  The caudal septal extension (CSE) graft maneuver commonly is used to adjust the nasal tip projection. It can, however, be difficult to stabilize and straighten the CSE graft, especially when the procedure is performed through an endonasal approach. Because the stabilization and correct positioning of the ...

Surgical Pearls 
Francesco P. Bernardini, MD; Alessandro Gennai, MD

This report of surgical cases describes the successful use of superficial enhanced fluid fat injection for rejuvenation of the periocular aesthetic unit.

Original Investigation 
Zhuming Yin, MD; Dafang Wang, BNurs; Yan Ma, MMSc; Shuwei Hao, MD; Huiwen Ren, PhD; Tingting Zhang, PhD; Wenlin Chen, MD; Jincai Fan, MD
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Importance  The psychological traits of cosmetic surgery patients (CSP) are important for selecting patients and postoperative patient satisfaction. A patient’s self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-assessment affect his or her motivation for cosmetic surgery, but the association among these traits remains unclear, especially in the Asian population.

Objective  ...

Original Investigation 
James A. Owusu, MD; Emily Bellile, MS; Jeffrey S. Moyer, MD; James D. Sidman, MD

Importance  The mandible is arguably the most frequently fractured facial bone in children. However, facial fractures are rare in children compared with adults, resulting in few large studies on patterns of pediatric facial fractures.

Objective  To report the patterns, demographics, and cause of pediatric mandible fractures ...

Original Investigation 
Justin M. Wudel, MD; Sarah Novis, MD; Shan R. Baker, MD; Jennifer C. Kim, MD; Jeffrey S. Moyer, MD

Importance  Whether undergoing cervicofacial rhytidectomy after radiotherapy for tumors of the head and neck is associated with increased complication rates and therefore should be avoided remains unknown.

Objective  To evaluate complication rates in patients who have undergone cervicofacial rhytidectomy after radiotherapy for head and neck tumors ...

Original Investigation 
Lindsay Sobin, MD; Robert Kopp, MD; Ronald Walsh, NP; Robert M. Kellman, MD; Tucker Harris, MD

Importance  This study examines the association between isolated mandible fractures and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

Objective  To determine the rates of mTBI in patients who have sustained isolated mandible fractures.

Design, Setting, and Participants  A prospective study was conducted among patients who sustained isolated ...

Invited Commentary 
Robert Chun, MD

“How is your occlusion?” “Where is your jaw pain?” These are the common questions we ask when evaluating a patient with mandibular trauma. But maybe what we should also be asking is “Do you have a headache?” “Have you been dizzy?” “How is your mentation?”

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