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J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2015 Sep;43(7):1017-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2015.06.008. Epub 2015 Jun 17.

Pericranium grafts for exposed orbital implants: An observational case-series study.

Author information

1
Department of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (Dr. I. Jürgens-Mestre), Institut Català de Retina, Carrer de Ganduxer 117, 08022, Barcelona, Spain.
2
Department of Ophthalmology (Dr. J.M. Caminal-Mitjana), Bellvitge University Hospital, Feixa Llarga, s/n, 08907, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
3
Department of Ophthalmology (Dr. J. García-Feijó), Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Profesor Martín Lagos, 28001, Madrid, Spain.
4
Department of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (Dr. I. Jürgens-Mestre), Institut Català de Retina, Carrer de Ganduxer 117, 08022, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: robertoanayaalaminos@hotmail.com.
5
Saint John's Eye Hospital (Prof. G. Mclaren), University of the Witwatersrand, Chris Hani Road, Soweto, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this article is to highlight our experience with autologous pericranium graft in wide exposures (≥3 mm). The pericranium graft was taken from the parietal region of the scalp in six consecutive clinical cases of orbital implant exposure in anophthalmic sockets.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

This is a prospective, descriptive case series study of patients who had orbital implant exposures and were treated with autologous pericranium graft.

RESULTS:

The average postoperative follow-up period was 10 months, and the mean time for conjunctivalization of the graft was 3 months. In all cases, complete conjunctivalization was achieved, and no re-exposure of the implant was observed.

CONCLUSIONS:

The pericranium graft from the parietal region is an effective technique to treat both small and large orbital implant exposures with no comorbidity. Time to complete conjunctivalization is similar to that of other autologous grafts. It is a simple and convenient method for the oculoplastic surgeon that constitutes a good alternative for covering anophthalmic cavities. Further studies with more cases and longer follow-up are required to confirm the effectiveness of this technique.

KEYWORDS:

Anophthalmic cavities; Autologous pericranium graft; Orbital implant exposure

PMID:
26165760
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcms.2015.06.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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