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The Evolving Paradigm of Orbital Decompression Surgery

The Evolving Paradigm of Orbital Decompression Surgery EDITORIAL The Evolving Paradigm of Orbital Decompression Surgery T A BASIC LEVEL, orbital decompression which is composed of thick bone in the area between the surgery, as compared with a field like, say, inferior and superior orbital fissure, and also the lesser wing molecular biology, has advanced very little anterior to the tip of the superior orbital fissure including in the past 100 years. It still represents a the fossa of the lacrimal gland. Decompression into this A lot of hammering and chiseling on a dis- space is limited by the deepest portion of the temporalis ease that would be better treated immunologically. To muscle fascia and by the dura of the anterior and middle the credit of orbit surgeons, however, advancement of cranial fossa. The roof of the orbit could be considered part the field has not been stationary. A number of philo- of this region, but actually the roof itself consists only of sophical and technical advances have coalesced to evolve thin bone bordering the frontal cranial fossa, and removal the surgical management of thyroid-related orbitopa- of this thin bone does not provide any significant volume 2-4 thy. I know that I personally have a substantially differ- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

The Evolving Paradigm of Orbital Decompression Surgery

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 116 (1) – Jan 1, 1998

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6165
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2168-6173
DOI
10.1001/archopht.116.1.95
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Abstract

EDITORIAL The Evolving Paradigm of Orbital Decompression Surgery T A BASIC LEVEL, orbital decompression which is composed of thick bone in the area between the surgery, as compared with a field like, say, inferior and superior orbital fissure, and also the lesser wing molecular biology, has advanced very little anterior to the tip of the superior orbital fissure including in the past 100 years. It still represents a the fossa of the lacrimal gland. Decompression into this A lot of hammering and chiseling on a dis- space is limited by the deepest portion of the temporalis ease that would be better treated immunologically. To muscle fascia and by the dura of the anterior and middle the credit of orbit surgeons, however, advancement of cranial fossa. The roof of the orbit could be considered part the field has not been stationary. A number of philo- of this region, but actually the roof itself consists only of sophical and technical advances have coalesced to evolve thin bone bordering the frontal cranial fossa, and removal the surgical management of thyroid-related orbitopa- of this thin bone does not provide any significant volume 2-4 thy. I know that I personally have a substantially differ-

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JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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