Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604069
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Subacute Granulation Tissue of the Fornix after Resorbable Orbital Implant: An Unusual Case and Review of the Literature

Jaime Castro-Núñez1, 2, Trent Clifton1, Joseph Van Sickels1
  • 1Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 2Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
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Publication History

27 November 2016

14 March 2017

Publication Date:
17 July 2017 (eFirst)


Orbital blow-out fractures are very common. Goals of surgical treatment are to reestablish form and function with excellent cosmetic results. Materials used for orbital floor repair include autologous grafts and a variety of alloplastic materials. In this article, we present a case of subacute granulation tissue of the fornix that developed as a foreign body reaction 4 months after placing a resorbable implant to repair an orbital floor fracture. The implant was removed and the patient continued to heal uneventfully. Management of the case and biomaterials employed are discussed in light of current research.