A novel preliminary step in orbital exenteration

Jaiganesh Manickavasagam (Lead / Corresponding author), Hayley Leeman, Luke Durham, Afshin Yousefpour

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    Abstract

    Orbital exenteration refers to the surgical removal of the entire eyeball and its surrounding periorbital structures. The extent of surgical ablation is individualized for each patient and may include removal of periorbital skin, adnexal soft tissue, periorbita, extraocular muscles, orbital fat, the globe, the optic nerve, 1 or more of the bony orbital walls, and the paranasal sinuses (Ophthalmic Oncology 2011; 285).An external approach of orbital exenteration involves retracting the orbital contents within a nonexpandable bony orbit. Orbital pressure would be more raised for patients with orbital tumors or malignant tumors with orbital involvement. In such conditions, retraction of the orbital contents may be difficult. We describe a simple preliminary step, which may be used to facilitate orbital retraction during exenteration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1393
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
    Volume24
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
    Event14th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

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    Keywords

    • exenteration
    • needle aspiration
    • Orbit
    • preliminary step

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