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

Tan O., Atik B., Calka O.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-273
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


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.