canthotomy

canthotomy

 [kan-thot´ah-me]
incision of a canthus.

can·thot·o·my

(kan-thot'ō-mē),
1. An operation for lengthening the palpebral fissure by incision through the lateral canthus.
2. An operation for restoration of the canthus.
[G. kanthos, canthus, + tomē, incision]

canthotomy

/can·thot·o·my/ (kan-thot´ah-me) incision of a canthus.

canthotomy

(kăn-thŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision of the canthus.

can·thot·o·my

(kan-thot'ŏ-mē)
Slitting of the canthus.
[G. kanthos, canthus, + tomē, incision]

canthotomy

Slitting of the CANTHUS so as to widen the lid opening.

canthotomy

incision of a canthus.
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Lateral canthotomy. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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The patient was taken to the operating suite, where a lateral canthotomy and cantholysis was used to expose the lateral orbital wall.
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An urgent lateral canthotomy was performed, which rapidly reduced the tension on the eyelid, and the eye regained its normal contour.
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Later in the day her visual acuity had deteriorated to 2/21 and an urgent lateral canthotomy and cantholysis was performed.
On the left side, a lateral canthotomy lengthened the palpebral fissure, and the conjunctival diverticulum was removed.
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Needle decompression or lateral canthotomy with cantholysis can be performed in the acute setting.