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

(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.
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Lateral canthotomy was performed and the anterior chamber was cannulated medially at the limbus with a 30-gauge needle (Fig 1) connected to a system consisting of a pressure monitoring kit (Transpac IV Monitoring Kit; ICU Medical Inc, San Clemente, CA, USA) with a transducer, polyethylene tubes, monitoring cable (Transpac Reusable Cable; Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL, USA), and a monitor (CARESCAPE Monitor B650; GE Healthcare Finland Oy, Finland).
Computed tomography is commonly used to further evaluate the orbits as it is often immediately available unlike magnetic resonance imaging which often cannot be obtained in a timely manner.[30] Lateral canthotomy is regarded as a first-line intervention for decompression of the orbit in OCS,[31] and preferably, it should be performed within an hour or 2 h as it was suggested by some authors.[28],[29] Immediate lateral canthotomy and inferior cantholysis are recommended to prevent visual loss owing to optic nerve compression in OCS.
An emergent lateral canthotomy and inferior and superior cantholysis was performed at the bedside.
Eyelid reconstructive technique included various procedures like direct closure for defects measuring less than 25%, direct closure with lateral canthotomy and cantholysis for defects measuring slightly larger than 25%, Tenzel semicircular rotational flap for defects up to 2/3rd of upper or lower lid width.
A lateral canthotomy and transection of the lateral canthal tendon were performed.
Orbital hematoma is oftentimes obvious to recognize on physical examination by rapid unilateral orbital swelling and thus is easily treated with decompression (i.e., lateral canthotomy and cantholysis).
To increase flap's mobility it could be necessary to perform a lateral canthotomy [24].
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.
The treatment in case of orbital emphysema accompanied by increasing symptoms (especially deterioration of vision) should include one of the procedures: lateral canthotomy, inferior and/or superior cantholysis, orbital decompression, or simple puncture of the air vessel which may prevent the patient from blindness [11, 12, 15, 19].
Traditional surgical approaches include incisions over the mass; above, below, or through the brow; parallel to superior orbital rim; via lateral canthotomy and lateral orbitotomy.
Latetal canthotomy and inferior cantholysis: an effective method of urgent orbital decompression for sight threatening acute retrobulbar haemorrhage.