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|Title:||Pericranium grafts for exposed orbital implants|
|Citation:||Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2005; 21(3):216-219|
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Abstract:||<h4>Purpose</h4>To report the use of autologous pericranium grafts to cover exposed orbital implants.<h4>Methods</h4>A two-center consecutive case series of exposed orbital implants covered with autologous pericranium grafts. A patch of pericranium was harvested from the parieto-occipital region and was placed over the implant within a pocket between the implant and the Tenon capsule, followed by layered closure of Tenon and conjunctiva.<h4>Results</h4>Four patients (2 women, 2 men) with a mean age of 37 years (range, 26 to 45 years) were included in the study. The mean follow-up period was 9.5 months (range, 7 to 12 months). In all cases, there was no recurrence of exposure and no donor site morbidity. A small pyogenic granuloma, arising from the conjunctival suture line, developed in one case.<h4>Conclusions</h4>Autologous pericranium is a useful covering material for exposed orbital implants and may be used as an alternative to frontal periosteum.|
|Keywords:||Parietal Bone; Surgical Flaps; Humans; Foreign-Body Migration; Postoperative Complications; Transplantation, Autologous; Orbital Implants; Adult; Middle Aged; Female; Male|
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery publications|
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