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Frontiers of Medicine

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Front Med    2013, Vol. 7 Issue (3) : 328-332     DOI: 10.1007/s11684-013-0271-5
Application of endoscopic techniques in orbital blowout fractures
Shu Zhang, Yinwei Li, Xianqun Fan()
Department of Ophthalmology, the Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200011, China; Institute of Eye & Vision Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200011, China
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Minimally invasive surgical techniques, particularly endoscopic techniques, have revolutionized otolaryngeal surgery. Endoscopic techniques have been gradually applied in orbital surgery through the sinus inferomedial to the orbit and the orbital subperiosteal space. Endoscopic techniques help surgeons observe fractures and soft tissue of the posterior orbit to precisely place implants and protect vital structures through accurate, safe, and minimally invasive approaches. We reviewed the development of endoscopic techniques, the composition of endoscopic systems for orbital surgery, and the problems and developmental prospects of endoscopic techniques for simple orbital wall fracture repair.

Keywords orbital fractures      endoscope      restoration      surgery     
Corresponding Authors: Fan Xianqun,   
Issue Date: 05 September 2013
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Fig.1  Orbital medial wall fracture.
Fig.2  Orbital medial wall fracture rebuilt using porous polyethylene-coated titanium mesh.
Fig.3  Orbital floor fracture.
Fig.4  Orbital floor fracture rebuilt using titanium mesh.
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