canthopexy


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canthopexy

(kan'thō-pek-sē),
A surgical procedure designed to tighten the lower eyelid by shortening supporting structures at the lateral canthus (lateral canthal tendon or lateral retinaculum).
[canthus + -pexy]

blepharoplasty

A type of cosmetic surgery in which a drooping outer canthus of the eye is tightened by excising redundant skin and fat and raising the lateral canthal tendons.
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The medial canthal tendon would require full detachment with transnasal canthopexy to accurately restore the medial canthus.
We believe that a central, intact fragment that cannot accommodate the placement of a single microplate and screw is essentially a Markowitz type III fracture that most likely will require transnasal canthopexy with canthal detachment.
Reduction of the fragment into anatomic position with the intercanthal distance being preserved with plates and screws should be adequate and should obviate the need for transnasal canthopexy of the central fragment.