To review the intraoperative and postoperative complications of the transconjunctival approach, as well as their prevention, management, and outcomes.
A retrospective study of the complications in 400 patients who underwent the transconjunctival approach to the lower eyelid or orbit for treatment of orbital trauma or the aging face.
Academic tertiary referral medical center.
There were 8 cases of conjunctival granuloma, 2 cases of entropion, and 1 case each of hematoma, ectropion, prolonged chemosis, conjunctival inclusion cyst, lower eyelid laceration, and avulsion with lacrimal system injury.
Complications of the transconjunctival approach are uncommon. When they do occur, proper management results in a successful outcome.
Mullins JB, Holds JB, Branham GH, Thomas JR. Complications of the Transconjunctival Approach: A Review of 400 Cases. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123(4):385–388. doi:10.1001/archoto.123.4.385
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