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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Upper eyelid full-thickness eyelid defect with 30-60% of horizontal tissue loss is reconstructed by primary closure as described above after release and advancement of lateral tissue by lateral canthotomy followed by cantholysis.
If significant horizontal laxity was present (identified with an eyelid distraction test, snap back test, or both preoperatively), a lateral canthotomy and inferior cantholysis were performed before securing the tarsoconjunctival flap to the posterior lamella.
The patient was also found to have an elevated ocular pressure, so she agreed to canthotomy and cantholysis to lower it.
Clinical examination revealed proptosis which was surgically managed by lateral canthotomy followed by temporary tarsorrhaphy.
Latetal canthotomy and inferior cantholysis: an effective method of urgent orbital decompression for sight threatening acute retrobulbar haemorrhage.
Floor fractures can be approached through a transconjunctival incision (inferior fornix) with a lateral canthotomy extension for wider exposure, an infraciliary skin/muscle blepharoplasty route, or a skin incision directly over the inferior orbital rim.
A canthotomy is performed and the eyelid and flap is advanced to directly close the defect (8,9).
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.
A Lateral canthotomy was performed for improving exposure of eyeball (Fig.
We describe its management with emergency lateral canthotomy.
Lateral canthotomy was done and eye ball was fixed with 6-0 black silk (d) (Ethicon) with a bite on tenon's capsule.