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Mechanical ectropion repair using tarsal rotation sutures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  386207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic mechanical ectropion may persist despite elimination of its causal factors. Four such cases are presented in which traditional surgical management was not appropriate. Instead, tarsal rotation sutures were applied, eliminating the ectropion and deepening the inferior fornix in each case. This technique is presented in detail, along with a discussion of its mechanical principle which establishes the infraorbital rim as the center of rotation of the eyelid, anchoring the sutures and placing an inward torque on the tarsal plate.
R Kohn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0022-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-12-20     Completed Date:  1979-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241035     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Ectropion / etiology,  surgery*
Eyelids / surgery
Middle Aged
Orbit / surgery
Suture Techniques

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