Plastic surgical solutions for Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome - Facial liposuction and cheiloplasty procedures


ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.56, no.3, pp.268-273, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-273


Objective: Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome (MRS) is a rare granulomatous disease characterized by a triad, including orofacial swelling, facial palsy and lingua plicata with usually recurrent or progressive course. Orofacial swelling, the most often sign of MRS, leads to the both esthetic and functional deformities. Because of its unknown etiology, a rational treatment is difficult and management of MRS still remains symptomatic, aiming at to remove orofacial swelling mainly. Although the many nonsurgical therapies have been mentioned in the literature, none has been proved uniformly and predictably successful to date.