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Primary pterygium surgery using the inferior conjunctival transposition flap.
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PMID:  9674015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors investigated a surgical method for primary pterygium without adjunctive therapy and devised a technique called the inferior conjunctival transposition flap. The procedure was performed by making a flap of the inferior conjunctiva after excision of the pterygium, and transpositioning it to make a covering for the bare sclera and donor site and a barrier to pterygium tissue. This method has been used on 54 eyes of 50 patients (mean age 47 years, range 18 to 69 years) with primary pterygium. All of these patients were treated by one surgeon. During a follow-up period of 12 to 26 months (mean 20 months), the pterygium recurred in 3 (5.6%) of the 54 eyes. In all other cases good anatomic and cosmetic results were achieved without any serious complications. The authors concluded that the inferior conjunctival transposition flap is an encouraging technique for the treatment of primary pterygium.
S Kim; Y Yang; J Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery and lasers     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1082-3069     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-21     Completed Date:  1998-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9517132     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  608-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Cheonbuk, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Conjunctiva / surgery*
Middle Aged
Pterygium / surgery*
Surgical Flaps*
Treatment Outcome

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