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Volume 19 , Issue 3
May/June 2006

Pages 264–265

Study of Dimensional Alterations of the Orbit Following Loss of the Eye

Bruno Felipe Gaia, DDS / Cheong Kuo Cheng, DDS / Lineu Perrone, Jr, DDS / Maria Cecília Montagna Rose, PhD / Beatriz Silva Câmara Mattos, PhD

PMID: 16752623

Purpose: This study aimed to assess the dimensional alterations in the anterior region of the orbit after enucleation or evisceration. Materials and Methods: Analysis of orbital areas and perimeters of 17 patients with unilateral removal of the ocular bulb was performed, and posteroanterior radiographic examination was carried out by a single specialist, who had been previously calibrated. Results: Data obtained from measurements confirmed the clinically observed facial asymmetry. Conclusion: The observation of asymmetry in the anterior orbital area, confirmed by our results, indicates early treatment to prevent orbital disturbances and will aid in the planning of prosthetic rehabilitation. Int J Prosthodont 2006;19:264–265.

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