The resection of malignant tumors in medial canthal region may lead to full-thickness defects including medial canthal ligament and lacrimal duct. There had been reports on various reconstructive methods, but none of those methods succeeded in lacrimal reconstruction with functional lacrimal excretory system. We experienced a case of conjunctival malignant melanoma at the lacrimal caruncle and performed new method of the reconstruction for full-thickness defects of the medial canthal region with the maintenance of the lacrimal drainage function.
From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan.
Published online 19 June 2018.
Received for publication January 30, 2018; accepted April 3, 2018.
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Hisashi Motomura, MD, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, 1-4-3 Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545–8585, Japan, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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