Korean J Ophthalmol.  2003 Jun;17(1):50-54. 10.3341/kjo.2003.17.1.50.

Transcaruncular Approach to Blowout Fractures of the Medial Orbital Wall

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Wonju Christian Hospital, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Kangwon-do, Korea.

Abstract

Transcutaneous and transconjunctival approaches are still frequently used to repair orbital wall fractures. However, medial orbital wall fracture remains a challenging area for plastic surgeons due to technical difficulties and postoperative scars. The transcaruncular approach is described and we present our experience with this approach to access the medial orbital wall in 10 patients with blowout fracture in the medial orbital region. All patients were corrected satisfactorily without cutaneous scar. The transcaruncular approach is a useful technique to repair medial orbital wall fractures.

Keyword

medial orbital wall fracture; transcaruncular approach
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