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Retraction of Orbital Soft Tissue During Orbital Surgery: A Technical Note

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Abstract

Introduction

Orbital fractures may be either isolated or part of midface fractures. These injuries may cause disruption of the orbital walls and herniation or entrapment of orbital contents resulting in enophthalmos or diplopia.

Methods

Surgical exploration of the orbit is the definitive mode of management of such injuries. A common problem encountered during such exploration is the prolapse of orbital soft tissues which hamper the visualization of the defects.

Conclusion

Here, we suggest an adjunct to the orbital retractors in control prolapsing soft tissues.

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Correspondence to Saravanan Rajendiran.

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Rajendiran, S., Krishnan, B. Retraction of Orbital Soft Tissue During Orbital Surgery: A Technical Note. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. 19, 149–150 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-019-01213-0

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Keywords

  • Orbit
  • Retractor
  • Prolapse
  • Diplopia