Lateral wall orbital decompression in Graves' orbitopathy.

@article{SellariFranceschini2010LateralWO,
  title={Lateral wall orbital decompression in Graves' orbitopathy.},
  author={Stefano Sellari-Franceschini and Riccardo Lenzi and Amelia Santoro and Luca Muscatello and Roberta Rocchi and Maria Antonietta Altea and Marco Nardi and Loredana Megna and Claudio Marcocci},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={16-20}
}
Orbital decompression can be carried out, for rehabilitative reasons, using various techniques, but a general consensus on the ideal surgical approach has not been reached. Postoperative diplopia is the most common side effect of decompression surgery. The authors report 39 patients (72 orbits) who underwent lateral wall orbital decompression. Mean preoperative and postoperative Hertel exophthalmometry were 22.8+/-2.2mm (mean+/-SD; range 16-26 mm) and 18.2+/-2.1mm (range 15-22 mm), respectively… CONTINUE READING

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