Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2000;41(11):2415-2419.
Published online November 1, 2000.
Autogenous Temporalis Fascia Graftin Exposure of Hydroxyapatite Implant.
Byeong Gab Choi, Han Ki Chang
Department of Ophthalmology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital #374-75 Namsan-dong, Kumjung-ku, Pusan, 609-340, Korea.
노출된 Hydroxyapatite 안와 삽입물에서 자가 측두근막 이식술
최병갑(Byeong Gab Choi),장한기(Han Ki Chang)
Hydroxyapatite recently has been used for its excellent results compared with other implant materials, but the tissue breakdown and exposure of the hydroxyapatite implant was reported due to hemorrhage or infection. Five patients with exposed hydroxyapatite implant after evisceration or enucleation were studied.The hydroxyapatite implant exposure occurred in 2 to 8 weeks (mean 4.2 weeks)after implantation.Conjunctival defects with various sizes were noted in all cases and purulent discharge in one case. An autogenous temporalis fascia patch graft was placed instead of preserved sclera or fascia lata for the intensification of the defect area.No reexposure occurred during a follow-up examination and we could keep the implant well in all cases. The temporalis fascia is advantageous over preserved sclera or fascia lata because it is firm and can be easily obtained from the same operative field as the primary surgery.Therefore, it is thought to be suitable for graft material in surgery of the exposed hydroxyapatite.No scars are visible after obtaining temporalis fascia.
Key Words: Autogenous graft;Exposure;Hydroxyatatite;Temporalis fascia

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