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Clinical Challenges
December 1998

Surgery of Traumatic Defects of the Orbital Floor

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;124(12):1402-1403. doi:10.1001/archotol.124.12.1402

The selection of materials for orbital floor reconstruction requires consideration of a number of variables in the decision process, and Chowdhury and Krause address many of these factors; their review of the literature is quite comprehensive. However, because of the nature of many of these studies, the information available to us is incomplete. Reports in the literature do not address uniformly the indications for surgery, the techniques of surgery, and the follow-up period of observation. There are also additional factors to consider such as the patient's health status and local conditions of injury. We can only treat on the bases of what we read, what basic science supports, and what we can confirm by our own experience.

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