Complications of the transconjunctival approach: A review of 400 cases

J. Byron Mullins, John B. Holds, Gregory H. Branham, J. Regan Thomas

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Objective: To review the intraoperative and postoperative complications of the transconjunctival approach, as well as their prevention, management, and outcomes. Design: A retrospective study of the complications in 400 patients who underwent the transconjunctival approach to the lower eyelid or orbit for treatment of orbital trauma or the aging face. Setting: Academic tertiary referral medical center. Results: There were 8 cases of conjunctival granuloma, 2 cases of entropion, and 1 case each of hematoma, ectropion, prolonged chemosis, conjunctival inclusion cyst, lower eyelid laceration, and avulsion with lacrimal system injury. Conclusions: Complications of the transconjunctival approach are uncommon. When they do occur, proper management results in a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-388
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1997


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