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Medical ectropion repair. A new procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2487218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The lazy-T procedure described by Smith corrects medial ectropion of the lower lid by combining a horizontal full-thickness shortening of the lid with excision of conjunctiva and tarsus inferior to the punctum to invert the lid. However, some cases of senile medial ectropion involve an element of vertical traction on the skin as well as horizontal lid laxity. A new procedure is described that makes use of skin gained from horizontal lower lid shortening in the form of a medially based transposition flap to produce vertical skin lengthening. It is useful to treat medial ectropions that have horizontal laxity along with cicatricial components and has successfully relieved this condition in eight patients.
M A Meltzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0740-9303     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-11     Completed Date:  1991-03-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Conjunctiva / surgery
Ectropion / surgery*
Eyelids / surgery
Surgical Flaps / methods*

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