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Epithelial cyst; Orbital fracture; Alloplastic implant; Complication

Yun Su, Jing Sun, Xianqun Fan
An epithelial cyst is a rare and often late complication of long-term alloplastic implants, which has the potential to lead to further complications and harm to patients. We made a systematic review of papers published during the past 30 years about the mechanisms and clinical characteristics formation of epithelial cysts after repair of an orbital fracture by searching PubMed, Medline, and Web of Science to collect all related case reports and series published in the English language. We also made a retrospective review of casenotes of all patients diagnosed with orbital epithelial cysts in our department...
July 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
B L Schmidt, C Lee, D M Young, J O'Brien
Thin Silastic sheet alloplasts (Dow Corning, Midland, MI, U.S.A) are commonly used to reconstruct posttraumatic orbital floor defects. Complications associated with orbital Silastic implantation include infection, migration, and extrusion. The authors report an unusual case of an intraorbital, squamous, epithelial-lined cyst appearing as progressive vertical globe dystopia and proptosis occurring after Silastic reconstruction of a traumatic orbital floor defect.
September 1998: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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