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Tratamento cirúrgico do blefaroespasmo essencial: relato de dois pacientes

Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria (Impact Factor: 1.01). 01/1999; DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X1999000300021
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ABSTRACT Blefaroespasmo essencial pode ser tratado por diversas opções terapêuticas: clínicas em que se destaca entre outros o uso da toxina botulínica com suas vantagens e limitações, e algumas opções de tratamento cirúrgico. A técnica cirúrgica proposta por Gillum e Anderson oferece uma alternativa a pacientes resistentes ao tratamento clínico ou que durante a evolução da doença apresentem complicações secundárias. São analisados dois casos em que se indicou a miectomia dos músculos orbicular da pálpebra, prócero e corrugador do supercílio associados à blefaroplastia e ritidoplastia frontal por terem apresentado diminuição da resposta ao tratamento clínico. Ambos obtiveram bons resultados, retornando às suas atividades normais.

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