Endoscopic orbital decompression

Balasubramanian, Thiagarajan (2014) Endoscopic orbital decompression. Otolaryngology online journal, 4 (3.5). pp. 54-64. ISSN 2250-0359


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Orbital decompression surgery has been indicated in patients with compressive optic neuropathy, severe corneal exposure, cosmetic deformity due to proptosis. Traditional orbital decompression approaches were fraught with complications. With the advent of nasal endoscopes decompression is being carried out transnasally under endoscopic guidance. The entire medial wall of orbit can be taken down transnasally using nasal endoscope, and the inferior wall of orbit can be removed using the same approach. Currently endoscopic orbital decompression is being preformed commonly with very minimal complications. The aim of this paper is to review the current literature on the subject.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: orbital decompression, endoscopic orbital decompression, proptosis
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Prof Balasubramanian Thiagarajan
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 14:40
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 14:40
URI: http://rhinology.in/id/eprint/10

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