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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Apr;123(4):385-8.

Complications of the transconjunctival approach. A review of 400 cases.

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Physician Skin Care and Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Sebastian, Fla, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the intraoperative and postoperative complications of the transconjunctival approach, as well as their prevention, management, and outcomes.

DESIGN:

A retrospective study of the complications in 400 patients who underwent the transconjunctival approach to the lower eyelid or orbit for treatment of orbital trauma or the aging face.

SETTING:

Academic tertiary referral medical center.

RESULTS:

There were 8 cases of conjunctival granuloma, 2 cases of entropion, and 1 case each of hematoma, ectropion, prolonged chemosis, conjunctival inclusion cyst, lower eyelid laceration, and avulsion with lacrimal system injury.

CONCLUSIONS:

Complications of the transconjunctival approach are uncommon. When they do occur, proper management results in a successful outcome.

PMID:
9109784
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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