Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(05): 537-544
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1394100
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Surgical Approaches to the Orbit in Primary and Secondary Reconstruction

Edward Ellis III
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
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14 November 2014 (online)


The key to orbital surgery is exposure of the bony orbit. This article presents, in a stepwise fashion, the subtarsal and transconjunctival approaches to the orbital floor and medial wall.