Pediatric Anophthalmic Sockets and Orbital Implants: Outcomes with Polymer-Coated Implants

Purpose: To compare wrapped and polymer-coated hydroxyapatite implants in children undergoing primary enucleation with no adjuvant therapies. Design: Retrospective, interventional cohort study. Participants: All children undergoing primary enucleation without adjuvant therapies between 1999 and 2009 at a tertiary pediatric cancer hospital. Methods: Review and analysis of patient records. Main Outcome Measures: Implant exposure, extrusion and migration, socket contracture, and formation of pyogenic granuloma. Results: Sixty consecutive patients undergoing primary enucleation with no adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation with follow-up of at least 12 months were included. Retinoblastoma was the diagnosis in (Read more...)

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