Tarsal kinking after hughes flap

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

A retrospective review of 45 patients undergoing the Hughes tarsoconjuctival flap procedure for lower eyelid reconstruction detected three individuals who developed kinking of the tarsus and upper eyelid margin. This unusual complication became apparent at the time of flap division. A horizontal band of fibrosis at the superior border of the remaining upper eyelid tarsus was appreciated in two of the patients. Excision of the fibrotic tissue resulted in an immediate improvement of the deformity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Tarsoconjunctival flap
  • Tarsus

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Tarsal kinking after hughes flap'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this