Reconstruction of Exenterated Orbit using Combined Surgical and Prosthetic Approach

D R Prithviraj, Anish Gupta, Sumit Khare, Pooja Garg, Malesh Pujari


Reconstruction of an exenterated orbit remains a challenge. Orbital prostheses are nowadays are made of silicone elastomers. A major limitation with silicone orbital prostheses is their relatively short life span. This case report describes the treatment of a patient with an exenterated orbit using a combined surgical and prosthetic approach. The upper and lower eyelids were reconstructed surgically using a deltopectoral flap. A sectional eye prosthesis was made and placed in the modified bottle-neck shaped defect to restore the patient’s appearance and confidence.


Exenteration; Ocular prosthesis; Maxillofacial prosthesis; Psychology; Silicone elastomers; Case report; India

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