medial angle of eye

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the angle formed by the union of the upper and lower eyelids medially.
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It is a great challenge to repair a medial canthus and restore the function of lacrimal drainage system.
Wesley, "Reconstruction of upper eyelid and medial canthus," in Oculoplastic Surgery, C.
The results showed that: there was no statistically significant difference in the distance from LSC (top, bottom) to the skin and medial canthus between the different sexes; there was no statistically significant difference in the distance from the angular artery to the skin and medial canthus between the different sexs (Tables II and III).
The superior part of the nasal septum and the interfrontal part of the septum were eroded, and the soft tissue in the area of the right medial canthus and both laminae papyracea was exposed.
The squamous cell tumors also were found most frequently on the lower eyelid (64 or 61%), followed by the medial canthus (17%), the upper eyelid (15%), and the lateral canthus (7%).
Clinical examination of both eyes revealed presence of ulcerative lesions around the medial canthus and puncta lacrimalia (Fig 1).
The most common sites of involvement of periocular BCC are the lower eyelid, the medial canthus, the upper eyelid and the lateral canthus respectively.2 It is usually a slowly enlarging tumor and symptoms are rare.
The patient presented with epiphora, nasal obstruction, swelling of the left medial canthus, and drainage of a foul-smelling fluid from the left nostril.
Among the patients, 73 (32.9%) had the involvement of the lower lid; 57 (25.7%) the upper lid; 18 (8.11%) the medial canthus; 2 (0.9%) the lateral canthus; and 72 (32.4%) had more than one region involved.
A swelling in the medial canthus may point to a swollen lacrimal sac full of mucus (a mucocele--Figure 2) or mucus mixed with purulent material (mucopyocele), which may cause epiphora.

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