[Skip to Navigation]
February 1979

Posttraumatic Pseudohypertelorism (Telecanthus)

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis. Dr Mathog is now with Wayne State University, Detroit.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(2):81-85. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790140027005

• Telecanthus was evaluated in a large series of patients with midfacial trauma. Nine patients were selected for detailed analysis of cause, degree of injury, and results of surgical treatment. The evaluation suggests that fractures causing the medial canthal injury are extensive, often resulting in ocular and CNS damage. Late repairs are plagued with difficulty in identification of the ligament and mobilization of soft tissues in the medial canthal area. Satisfactory function and appearance can usually be obtained by early exploration of the injury, reduction of bone fragments, and restoration of the medial canthal ligament to its normal position.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:81-85, 1979)

Add or change institution