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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Flap starts from lateral canthus directed semi-circular incision downwards for upper lid defect, canthotomy and cantholysis done, skin and muscle flap rotated to defect and closed primarily.
The lateral canthotomy and cantholysis was then performed, and it adequately relieved the intraocular pressure.
A wide excision of the lesion along with lid margin was performed and lid was reconstructed by direct closure with lateral cantholysis under general anaesthesia.
Traumatic retrobulbar hemorrhage: emergent decompression by lateral canthotomy and cantholysis.
Initially, cantholysis should be performed, including both a lateral canthotomy and canthal tendon disinsertion.
In order to release the orbital pressure and prevent further compression of the optic nerve, lateral cantholysis was performed.
Needle decompression or lateral canthotomy with cantholysis can be performed in the acute setting.
Next, the conjunctiva is dissected from the inferior canthal tendon, and an inferior cantholysis is performed.