Evaluation of the Retro-Orbital Fatty Tissue Volume in Delayed Orbital Blow-Out Fractures

Pilanci O., Ceran F., Sagir M., Teken A., Kuvat S. V.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.32, no.3, pp.207-210, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: In patients where diplopia and enophthalmia are manifest, surgical intervention is usually necessary. The pathogenesis of these symptoms usually includes the prolapse of orbital tissues into the sinus or compression by the surrounding bone structures. Although the retro-orbital fatty tissue, orbital fascia, and the muscle tissue can be reduced to the original place after being incarcerated into the maxillary space, it is obvious that the procedure can lead to significant fibrosis in these structures. The authors have aimed to carry out a quantitative evaluation of the fatty tissue volumes in patients with repair delayed for more than two weeks.