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Sutureless extraocular muscle biopsy technique

Abstract

Purpose

To describe a simple and novel technique of obtaining an extraocular muscle (EOM) biopsy.

Methods

Our sutureless method involves obtaining a full-thickness 3-mm EOM specimen using a disposable punch biopsy.

Results

The procedure was performed successfully, with no worsening of eye movement, muscle weakness, or cosmetic defects postoperatively. The acquired full-thickness specimen was sufficient for analysis.

Conclusions

This technique to obtain an EOM biopsy allows a straightforward sutureless method, providing an adequate sample for tissue scrutiny.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(5): 614 - 616

Article Type: SURGICAL TECHNIQUE

DOI:10.5301/ejo.5000933

Authors

Tom Kornhauser, Ahed Imtirat, Jaime Levy, Erez Tsumi

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: No financial support was received for this submission.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has conflict of interest with this submission.

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Authors

Affiliations

  • Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva - Israel

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