Evaluation of osteoplastic orbitotomy

Nila Djuwita F. Muluk, Hilman Mahyuddin

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Orbital tumors, malignant or benign, have to be removed in total and intact. In addition, malignant tumors should be operated with a minimum of manipulation. Wide access to the operational field must be preferred for difficult cases. Anterior orbitotomy is usually insufficient for retrobulbar pathology. Lateral orbitotomy improves the accessibility by removing the lateral margin of the orbit. A still wider view can be obtained by removing the upper insertion of the zygomatic bone and, if necessary, by removing the superior orbital rim or even the roof as well. The choice depends upon the location of the tumor, on the size of the tumor and last but not least, on the nature of the tumor. Coronal incision of the skin facilitates the wide approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-189
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988


  • Coronal incision
  • Field of operation
  • Lateral orbitotomy
  • Orbital tumors
  • Osteoplastic orbitotomy


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