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.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 1989|