Congenital Facial Tumors: Neurofibromatosis / Facial Tumors Sat, Sep 21 4:30-6:00 p.m.

This program is designed to review various benign and malignant congenital tumors of the facial region and the optimal surgical approaches. Various approaches will be presented regarding vascular malformations, solid soft tissue tumors and the more complicated conditions. The challenging conditions such as neurofibromas will be reviewed as well as the pitfalls of some approaches. Risks and complications will also be addressed and ways of avoiding them.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate soft tissue masses of the skin and subcutaneous areas of the facial region
  2. Evaluate neurocranial masses such as meningoceles and encephaloceles and approaches for treatment
  3. Recognize the various manifestations of neurofibromatosis involving facial soft tissues and cranium
  4. Review surgical approaches for the treatment of bony and soft tissue deformities associated with neurofibromatosis
  5. Review craniofacial techniques involving reconstruction of complicated deformities and vascular malformations.

Program Subject to Change

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.