Multimodal approaches in the management of malignancies involving the orbit

Mitchell Dunklebarger, Vijay A. Patel, Tom Shokri, Neerav Goyal

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Malignancies involving the orbit comprise heterogeneous pathologies with a variety of ophthalmic and otolaryngic presentations resulting from compression and destruction of native orbital contents. Surgical ablation with negative margins with adjuvant treatment remains a cornerstone for optimal oncologic control and successful operative outcomes. Historically, attempts at tumor extirpation were first performed by neurosurgeons via open craniotomies to access orbital contents. While these approaches remain a mainstay within the superolateral compartment, endoscopic techniques pioneered by otolaryngologists have emerged as a standard in managing inferomedial orbital tumors. Approaches to these tumors remain a multidisciplinary endeavor involving neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists and/or oculoplastic surgeons, as well as otolaryngology – head and neck surgeons. This article will review and illustrate modern approaches to the orbit with special attention given to commonly employed expanded endoscopic and open techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-242
Number of pages11
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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