Endoscope an Adjunct Rather than Alternative

We read with interest the article by Wu et al describing endoscopic transcaruncular repair of posterior medial orbital wall fractures. Although we agree that an endoscope introduced through an external incision may offer magnified visualization of the posterior fracture site, it may not significantly facilitate implant placement or improve outcomes. The rationale for endoscopic techniques relies on the use of smaller or cosmetically concealed incisions to minimize morbidity and/or limit visible scarring from surgery. The authors' endoscopic technique neither reduces the external incision size, nor does it improve cosmesis from an (Read more...)

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