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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: An Improved Surgical Technique For Pterygium Excision With Intraoperative Application Of Mitomycin-c.
Author: Potério, M B
Alves, M R
Cardillo, J A
José, N K
Abstract: A surgical technique was designed to improve safety after pterygium excision with intraoperative application of mitomycin-C (MMC). A limbic incision was performed in 40 eyes. The body of the pterygium was dissected from the episclera to allow its excision. Care was taken to avoid excessive delamination and cauterization of tissues. A 0.02% MMC solution was then applied. Only at the end of the surgery was the head of the pterygium dissected from the cornea. The 8-0 absorbable sutures were used to place both edges of the conjunctiva together to completely cover the area of bare sclera. After a mean follow-up time of 12 months, a recurrence rate of 5% was observed. No complications of therapy were observed. This is a logical alternative to other surgical techniques. However, randomized studies with more patients and longer follow-up are necessary to determine the potential of this procedure in improving the safety of pterygium excision with intraoperative MMC.
Subject: Adult
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Follow-up Studies
Intraoperative Care
Middle Aged
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Prospective Studies
Citation: Ophthalmic Surgery And Lasers. v. 29, n. 8, p. 685-7, 1998-Aug.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 1998
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