cantholysis


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cantholysis

 [kan-thol´ĭ-sis]
surgical section of a canthus or a canthal ligament.

can·tho·plas·ty

(kan'thō-plas'tē),
Any of several procedures for changing the configuration or position of the lateral canthus; used to correct deformities caused by trauma, disease, or prior surgery; may also provide additional support to the lower eyelid by moving or tightening connections from the tarsal plate to the orbital rim. Synonym(s): cantholysis
See also: canthopexy.
[G. kanthos, canthus, + plassō, to form]

can·tho·plas·ty

(kan'thō-plas-tē)
1. Disruption of canthal tendon insertion; often performed surgically.
Synonym(s): cantholysis.
2. An operation for restoration of the canthus.
[G. kanthos, canthus, + plassō, to form]

cantholysis

surgical section of a canthus or a canthal ligament.
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Efficacy of lateral canthotomy and cantholysis in orbital hemorrhage.
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In order to release the orbital pressure and prevent further compression of the optic nerve, lateral cantholysis was performed.