Title:
Endoscopic transnasal surgical approach for monolateral myopic non-Graves’ exophthalmos: a case report
Authors:
B. Capolunghi*, N. Canali**, L. Grillo della Berta***, G. Bertolini* and F. Bertoletti*
Institutions:
*Department of Otorhinolaryngology, “Mellino Mellini” Ospital Chiari (BS), Italy; **Department of Ophthalmology, “Fondazione Poliambulanza” (BS), Italy; ***Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sondrio Hospital, (So), Italy
Keywords:
Myopia; exophthalmos; endoscopic sinus surgery
Pages:
135 - 138
Abstract:
Endoscopic transnasal surgical approach for monolateral myopic non-Graves’exophthalmos: a case report. Transnasal endoscopic orbital decompression is emerging as a new minimally invasive technique that avoids the need for cutaneous or gingival incision. This surgical approach appears to be a safe and effective procedure, even for the treat- ment of ocular disease, and it can be performed under general or local anaesthesia. The authors present a case of severe monolateral non-Graves’axial exophthalmos, accompanied by severe anisometropic myopia, which was treated successfully with functional endoscopic sinus surgery. The minimally invasive surgical pro- cedure resulted in a marked reduction of exophthalmos without any severe complications and with minimal discomfort for the patient, who was discharged from hospital on the fourth postoperative day.
Issue:
Vol. 3, 2007, 3rd trimester


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Endoscopic transnasal surgical approach for monolateral myopic non-Graves’ exophthalmos: a case report