CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2007; 40(01): 54-56
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1699180
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An arteriovenous fi stula following chalazion excision

A.R. Dias-Amborcar Yuri
Plastic Surgery {Reconstructive and Aesthetic} Unit, Department of Surgery, Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim -Goa,
J. Mokal Nitin
Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai,
V. Abhyanka Suhas
Department of Plastic Surgery, Dr. RN Cooper Hospital, Mumbai,
B. Bhat Uday
Department of Plastic Surgery, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Publication Date:
15 January 2020 (online)


An arteriovenous fistula secondary to a chalazion is a rare occurrence. It may follow spontaneous necrosis or surgical trauma. Digital subtraction angiography and identification of the arterial feeders combined with direct puncture of the nidus and embolization is recommended, as surgical excision becomes much easier and results in a complete excision of the lesion. Conchal cartilage graft is a useful lining material for reconstruction of the tarsal plate due to its natural curvature. It restores lid integrity and ensures a stable and functional eyelid.