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Subcuticular Suture Technique: Alternative to Frost Suture to Prevent Ectropion After Transcutaneous Incision of Lower Eyelid

Kudva, Adarsh ; Kamath, Abhay ; Cariappa, K M ; Gadicherla, Srikanth ; Dhara, B Vasantha

Journal of maxillofacial and oral surgery, 2017-12, Vol.16 (4), p.508-509 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Singapore: Springer Singapore

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  • Title:
    Subcuticular Suture Technique: Alternative to Frost Suture to Prevent Ectropion After Transcutaneous Incision of Lower Eyelid
  • Author/Creator: Kudva, Adarsh ; Kamath, Abhay ; Cariappa, K M ; Gadicherla, Srikanth ; Dhara, B Vasantha
  • Publisher: Singapore: Springer Singapore
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Plastic Surgery ; Medicine & Public Health ; Frost suture ; Ectropion ; Otorhinolaryngology ; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ; Dentistry ; Subtarsal incision ; Technical Note
  • Is Part Of: Journal of maxillofacial and oral surgery, 2017-12, Vol.16 (4), p.508-509
  • Description: An ectropion is a complication that can arise from reconstruction in the infraorbital region. Often, this complication occurs despite proper positioning of the lower lid at the time of closure. Various transcutaneous approaches to orbit skeleton have investigated in view of complication arising from them. A subtarsal approach with a postoperative Frost suture gives an advantage to reduce the occurrence of ectropion especially after treatment of orbital floor fractures.This case describes a method of subcuticular suturing technique for subtarsal incision of lower lid which can be used to support the lid during healing period, thus decreasing the rate of ectropion.The technique described here is an alterative method for frost suturing with certain advantages.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0972-8279
    EISSN: 0974-942X
    DOI: 10.1007/s12663-017-1005-z
    PMID: 29038637