Asian Malar and Mandibular Surgery Workup

Updated: Oct 26, 2018
  • Author: Charles S Lee, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Jorge I de la Torre, MD, FACS  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Order routine preoperative laboratory studies, including a CBC count. Order other studies, such as coagulation profiles and ECGs, as indicated.


Imaging Studies

See the list below:

  • Zygomatic reduction: A cephalogram and facial series is usually obtained to assist in surgical planning.

  • Mandibular angle reduction: Obtain Panorex films (to assess the course of the inferior alveolar nerve), submental vertex views (to assess the angle between the mandibular [intergonial] angle), and a lateral cephalogram (to measure the gonial angle, ideally 105-115°, and the mandibular plane, ideally 30°). The preferred angle and contour of the mandibular border is drawn on a duplicate radiographic film and used as a template for surgery.