Executive Editor: Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: Carl-Peter Cornelius, Nils Gellrich, Søren Hillerup, Kenji Kusumoto, Warren Schubert, Stefano Fusetti, Coauthors: Enno-Ludwig Barth, Harald Essig


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Approaches not generally recommended
Ethmoidal approach enlarge

Ethmoidal approach

The ethmoidal approach allows for excellent visibility in the area of the medial canthus. Unfortunately, it commonly results in a very obvious scar contraction band (web) in the medial canthal area.

This medial canthal band is particularly obvious in younger patients. Therefore, we do not recommend the use of this approach except in circumstances where the other common approaches are inadequate.

v1.0 2009-12-03