Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2019; 33(02): 103-105
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1685209
Review Article
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Considerations in Orbital Exenteration

Mofiyinfolu Sokoya
1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Jason E. Cohn
2  Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
Scott Kohlert
1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Thomas Lee
3  Department of Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Virginia
,
Sameep Kadakia
4  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
,
Yadranko Ducic
1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
› Author Affiliations
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Publication History

Publication Date:
26 April 2019 (online)

Abstract

Orbital exenteration (OE) is a radical operation associated with significant psychosocial disability and functional impairment. Indications for OE include primary tumors of the eye, oral cavity, paranasal sinuses, skin, and brain. Careful consideration regarding the likelihood of local control and cure is needed before proceeding with this operation. Multidisciplinary work-up should be performed before proceeding with surgery. The method of reconstruction after OE should be tailored to the defect and the postoperative needs of the patient. Appropriate follow-up and rehabilitation should be arranged for the patient.

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