Resorbable Materials for Reconstruction of the Orbital Floor in Children

Eleonora Segna, Giada Anna Beltramini, Alessandro Baj, Aldo Bruno Giannì, Francesco Concetto Laganà

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ABSTRACT: The best treatment of pediatric orbital fractures is debated and different strategies are proposed in the literature. Resorbable materials, due to their features and the specific requirements of the pediatric population, seem a very suitable choice. The authors present their experience by describing 3 cases and explaining their mesh modeling technique. Two fractures were caused by accidental falls, whereas the other resulted from aggression. Clinical and radiological evaluation (computed tomography scanning) was performed before surgery. No complications occurred either immediately after surgery or in the long term (maximum follow-up of 3 y). As there has been little experience of the use of resorbable mesh in maxillofacial pediatric traumatology, the authors describe their technique, which may facilitate the use of this material in orbital fractures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1826-1829
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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