Semin Plast Surg 2002; 16(3): 273-282
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-34431
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Palpebral Surgical Approaches for Orbital Fracture Repair

Charles N.S. Soparkar1,2 , James R. Patrinely3
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • 2Department of Plastic Surgery, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • 3Departments of Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
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01 October 2002 (online)


Numerous surgical approaches to the orbital floor exist. This article reviews the transconjunctival and transcutaneous options and details the relative contraindications of each.