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March 1985

Use of Temporalis Fascia in Eyelid Reconstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology (Drs J. E. Holt and Van Kirk) and the Division of Otorhinolaryngology (Dr G. R. Holt), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(3):165-167. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800050059007

• Full-thickness eyelid defects resulting from trauma, tumor destruction, surgical excision, or congenital anomalies present a dilemma to the reconstructive surgeon. Full-thickness eyelid replacement requires composite grafting of skin, muscle, tarsal support or its substitute, and mucosa. A temporalis fascia sling hammock can be used to support the reconstructed eyelid. This static suspension assists in maintaining proper globe apposition to the eyelid and in preventing sagging of the reconstructed structures.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:165-167)

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