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August 1976

Microsurgical Approach to Intraorbital Tumors: Technique and Instrumentation

Author Affiliations

From the departments of ophthalmology (Dr Kennerdell) and neurological surgery (Dr Maroon), University of Pittsburgh.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(8):1333-1336. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040205013

• We believe that, with the modified Krönlein lateral orbitotomy microsurgical approach, most orbital tumors can be successfully removed with reduced morbidity and complications, compared with the frontotemporal craniotomy or the standard Krönlein lateral orbitotomy. The cosmetic result is quite satisfactory, and the hospital stay should be brief. The use of the operating microscope and the specifically designed and modified instruments for retraction and dissection in the orbit, combined with the efficiency of the self-irrigating bipolar coagulating forceps, add a new dimension to the safety and efficiency of orbital surgery.

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