Treatment of Posttraumatic Enophthalmos Using a Tissue Expander

Takuya Touyama, Shinichi Hirabayashi, Yoshiyuki Yonehara, Masahiro Tachi, Takeshi Kawanabe, Hidenori Ishii

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We used a tissue expander in the treatment of posttraumatic enophthalmos, which until now had proven difficult to treat. As a method, the periosteum of the lateral part of the orbit is exfoliated and a tissue expander is detained through the subcilial incision. A slot along which a tube passes in the orbit wall was created, and then connected to a valve inserted through the temporal incision. Expansion is performed at an interval of every 2 weeks or longer. After achieving a symmetric globe position, the tissue expander is replaced with Hydroxyapatite cement, the volume of which should match the amount of injected saline. This method makes it possible to correct enophthalmos with an anatomically restored orbit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Push out method
  • Tissue expander

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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