orbital exenteration


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or·bi·tal ex·en·ter·a·tion

removal of the entire contents of the orbit.

orbital exenteration

A surgical technique in which the orbital content—eye, adnexa and part of the bony orbit—is removed, to manage large orbital tumours or orbital extension of intraocular tumours.

or·bi·tal ex·en·ter·a·tion

(ōr'bi-tăl eks-en'tĕr-ā'shŭn)
Surgical removal of orbital contents, most commonly used in cases of orbital malignancy with local spread of disease.

or·bi·tal ex·en·ter·a·tion

(ōr'bi-tăl eks-en'tĕr-ā'shŭn)
Surgical removal of orbital contents.
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Of the 30 patients who had surgery, 26 underwent procedures that included maxillectomy, six underwent orbital exenteration, and three underwent craniofacial resection.
The patient underwent extensive surgical resection and postoperative radiotherapy, but 5 months later he required orbital exenteration for persistent disease.
More advanced lesions might require orbital exenteration, pterygopalatine fossa resection, or skull base resection.