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Intraorbital implants after enucleation and their complications: a 10-year review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9747679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Many different types of orbital implants have been used after enucleation. Associated complications such as infection, exposure, extrusion, and ptosis have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To describe 342 consecutive patients who underwent enucleation with intraorbital implant placement at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla, during the past 10.5 years and their complications. METHODS: Medical records of orbital implantation after enucleation performed by 3 surgeons (T.G.M., D.T., and T.J.) were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic data, ocular diagnosis, previous ophthalmic surgery, implant characteristics, and postoperative complications were described in all patients, with a minimum of 2 months' follow-up, using a standardized format. RESULTS: Eleven complications were observed in 7 patients. Four patients had exposure of the implant, and 1 of these patients developed associated infection. Three patients developed pyogenic granulomas, 1 patient developed ptosis requiring surgical intervention, 1 patient had long-term orbital discomfort, and 1 patient developed an inclusion cyst. CONCLUSION: Complications after enucleation with orbital implant placement are minimal and are observed with both porous and acrylic orbital implants.
N J Christmas; C D Gordon; T G Murray; D Tse; T Johnson; S Garonzik; J M O'Brien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-28     Completed Date:  1998-09-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1199-203     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Fla 33136, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acrylic Resins
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Eye Enucleation / adverse effects*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Orbit / surgery*
Postoperative Complications*
Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects*
Prosthesis Implantation*
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acrylic Resins

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