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Endoscope Assisted Cosmetic Excision of Forehead Lipoma

Endoscope Assisted Cosmetic Excision of Forehead Lipoma

Zeeshan Arif and Kritika Rai

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Abstract


Lipoma is one of the most common benign soft tissue tumors of the forehead. Multiple techniques have been described for exci-sion of tumor of the forehead. Endoscopic techniques have gained popularity in head and neck surgery. In the excision of forehead lipomas, minimally invasive endoscopic excision allows inconspicuous incision placement, better visualization of operative field, fewer complications and faster return to work. We present a case of endoscopic excision of a forehead lipoma using a single incision approach. The procedure provided a better cosmetic result as there was no visible scar, leading to greater patient satisfaction. There were no post operative complications. In conclusion, endoscopic excision is a safe and effective method for excision of forehead lipo-mas. It provides a better cosmetic result and faster return to work, thereby leading to greater patient satisfaction.