Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2019; 33(02): 120-124
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1685475
Review Article
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Regional Reconstruction of Orbital Exenteration Defects

Ameya A. Jategaonkar
1  Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
,
Dominic Vernon
2  Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland
,
Patrick J. Byrne
2  Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland
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Publication Date:
26 April 2019 (online)

Abstract

Aggressive disease such as invasive fungal infections or malignancies may necessitate orbital exenteration. The defects of orbital exenteration are often complex involving adjacent structures. Rehabilitation of the orbital exenteration defect poses unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. Various options have been described ranging from secondary intention to microvascular free tissue reconstruction. Here the authors review local/regional options for reconstruction of orbital exenteration defects.

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