Preplanned correction of enophthalmos using diced cartilage grafts

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Abstract

A simple technique for correcting post-traumatic enophthalmos is presented. Autogenous costal cartilage was chopped into small pieces and used to fill up the medial orbital wall defect in five patients. The measured degrees of enophthalmos ranged from 2 to 4 mm, and 3-5.5 ml of filler material was introduced into the periorbital space. A conservative approach via upper and lower eyelid incisions was used. It was found that 1.37-1.5 ml of graft material results in 1 mm advancement of globe position. This correlation appears to be a useful treatment guideline for medial orbital wall blow-out fractures. Transient diplopia developed in three cases, but settled within 4 months. There were no other major sequelae after the operation. The follow-up period ranged from 8 months to 3 years. The improved appearance and the stable results confirm the validity of this approach. (C) 2000 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

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Enophthalmos
Cartilage
Post and Core Technique
Orbital Fractures
Transplants
Diplopia
Eyelids
Reproducibility of Results
Guidelines
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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In: British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 53, No. 1, 01.01.2000, p. 17-23.

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