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November 1989

Reconstruction of Orbital Exenteration Cavities: The Use of the Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Free Flap

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Hand Surgery (Dr Donahue) and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Manlove), United & Children's Hospital, St Paul, Minn; and the Departments of Otolaryngology (Dr Liston) and Orthopedics (Dr Falconer), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(11):1681-1683. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020759043

• We report a technique for reconstruction of orbital exenteration cavities following irradiation using a free latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. This technique preserves the bony structure of the maxilla and the function of the infraorbital nerve.

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