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Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2014 Oct;156(10):1897-900. doi: 10.1007/s00701-014-2205-7. Epub 2014 Aug 27.

Endoscopic lateral orbitotomy.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Medical University of Bialystok, M. Sklodowskiej-Curie 24A, 15-276, Bialystok, Poland, lyson_t@vp.pl.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Lateral orbitotomy can be minimalized using contemporary endoscopy.

METHODS:

Anatomy of the temporal fossa/orbital wall junction is described. The attachment of the temporal fascia is cut off from the orbital rim through a 1.5 cm skin incision in the lateral orbital wrinkle. The temporal muscle is detached from the bone to create a space for the telescope. An appropriate bone opening in the lateral orbital wall is created with the aid of neuronavigation to handle intraorbital pathology.

CONCLUSION:

Endoscopic lateral orbitotomy is an original alternative to the microsurgical Krönlein approach and yields good functional and cosmetic results.

PMID:
25160850
PMCID:
PMC4166432
DOI:
10.1007/s00701-014-2205-7
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