[Surgical approaches of tumors of the posterior cone of the orbit]

Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac Chir Orale. 2016 Apr;117(2):89-95. doi: 10.1016/j.revsto.2016.01.005. Epub 2016 Feb 23.
[Article in French]


The surgical management of posterior orbital tumors is complex because it is an anatomical area located at the borders between the face and the skull base. The goal of the procedures carried-out in this area is to resect the tumor while preserving vision by using the safest possible approach. The aim of our work was to determine, in the light of our experience and of a review of the literature, the advantages and drawbacks of the numerous approaches described.

Keywords: Chirurgie endoscopique transnasale; Orbit; Orbite; Surgical procedures; Techniques chirurgicales; Transnasal endoscopic surgery; Tumeurs; Tumors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nose / surgery
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / trends
  • Orbit / pathology
  • Orbit / surgery
  • Orbital Neoplasms / pathology
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Skull Base / pathology
  • Transanal Endoscopic Surgery / methods