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October 1971

Radical Palliative Surgery About the Orbit

Author Affiliations

Springfield, Ill
From Memorial and St. John's Hospitals, Springfield, Ill.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(4):338-346. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070530009

In four patients, extended orbital extirpative surgery has been successful in extending life and palliating pain without causing crippling deformity. A lateral composite facial flap and the temporalis muscle are discussed as helpful adjuncts to satisfactory exposure of the area and to immediate closure of orbital defects.