Use of Temporalis Fascia in Eyelid Reconstruction

Jean Edwards Holt, G. Richard Holt, Marion Van Kirk

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Full-thickness eyelid defects resulting from trauma, tumor destruction, surgical excision, or congenital anomalies present a dilemma to the reconstructive surgeon. Full-thickness eyelid replacement requires composite grafting of skin, muscle, tarsal support or its substitute, and mucosa. A temporalis fascia sling hammock can be used to support the reconstructed eyelid. This static suspension assists in maintaining proper globe apposition to the eyelid and in preventing sagging of the reconstructed structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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