Resection of invasive orbital tumors and reconstruction with temporalis muscle flap

A. Orenstein, A. Borenstein, I. Zilinsky, H. Tsur

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Abstract

3 patients with invasive basal cell carcinoma of the skin which necessitated orbital exenteration are reported. In all 3 treatment was delayed, primary therapy was inadequate and the tumor had reached massive size. Excision of the orbital contents is a radical, mutilating procedure, but in advanced cases of malignant orbital tumors it offers the only chance for survival. The temporalis muscle flap is adaptable, well supplied with blood, and contains a large mass of tissue. Its utilization provides a simple, uncomplicated and effective technique for orbital reconstruction following massive resection. It gives a relatively effective result which is usually acceptable to the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalHarefuah
Volume116
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1989

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