Postoperative alopecia following orthognathic surgery.


F p ostoperative alopecia is a pressure-induced, circumcribed area of occipital hair loss, usually after lengthy perative procedures. Prolonged hair follicle ischemia, a esult of constant pressure from improper head posiioning, is thought to be causative. Most commonly a eversible condition, it can be quite distressing for a atient. The maxillofacial surgeon must understand he pathophysiology and natural history of the condiion to correctly identify it and employ measures to revent it. Here we report a case of postoperative pressure) alopecia in a female patient after orthogathic surgery.

DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2008.04.014

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@article{Lypka2008PostoperativeAF, title={Postoperative alopecia following orthognathic surgery.}, author={Michael Alexander Lypka and Dennis-Duke R Yamashita and Mark M. Urata}, journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons}, year={2008}, volume={66 9}, pages={1957-8} }