Surgical treatment of orbital tumors is a complex task that requires thorough preparation and precise planning. Since a large variety of tumors of different origins, anatomical extents, and histologic subtypes affect the globe, no “1-size-fits-all” approach can be offered.
To describe an integrative approach for the optimal surgical management of patients with orbital tumors based on a review of the literature and on our own experience at a high-volume cancer center.
Peer-reviewed English-language literature and a single-center cohort of patients undergoing orbital exenteration with eye sparing, reconstruction, and preservation of orbital function.
Surgical treatment of orbital tumors is a complex task that requires thorough preparation and precise planning that would be aided by an algorithm.
Conclusions and Relevance
We offer an algorithm that summarizes our approach toward the 2 main decision points of orbital surgery: extent of resection and method of reconstruction.
Weizman N, Horowitz G, Gil Z, Fliss DM. Surgical Management of Tumors Involving the Orbit. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(8):841-846. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.3878