Intraorbital squamous epithelial cyst: An unusual complication of silastic implantation

Brian L. Schmidt, Chen Lee, David M. Young, Joan O'Brien

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Thin Silastic sheet alloplasts (Dow Corning, Midland, MI, U.S.A.) are commonly used to reconstruct posttraumatic orbital floor defects. Complications associated with orbital Silastic implantation include infection, migration, and extrusion. The authors report an unusual case of an intraorbital, squamous, epithelial-lined cyst appearing as progressive vertical globe dystopia and proptosis occurring after Silastic reconstruction of a traumatic orbital floor defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-458
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1998


  • Facial fracture
  • Orbital blowout fracture
  • Silastic implantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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