IN VIEW of the recent reports of the use of tantalum wire mesh for reparative work and more recently the original work of Jonas1 concerning the use of alloy stainless steel wire mesh,2 we should like to report a case in which we used stainless steel wire mesh to repair a defect in the orbital floor for support of the orbital contents.
REPORT OF A CASE
The patient was a 59 year old Negro woman who was first seen in the ear, nose and throat clinic. Her chief complaint was pain over the left antrum which extended over the bridge of the nose. The pain began in November 1949, with an upper respiratory infection. Prior to this date the patient was perfectly well. The discomfort at first was not severe and occurred intermittently at night. Gradually the pain became severer, and in January 1950, a definite swelling was
ERSNER MS, MORSE HR, ALEXANDER MH. RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ORBITAL FLOOR USING STAINLESS STEEL WIRE MESH. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(6):658–661. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750060053007