Use of Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix in Socket Reconstruction After Pediatric Orbital Exenteration

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Sep-Oct;38(5):e133-e136. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000002179. Epub 2022 Apr 13.


Reconstruction options after orbital exenteration can be challenging, time-consuming, and require intensive postoperative care. Engineered dermal acellular matrices offer a quick and easy option for wound healing that has proven to be successful in various settings. Specifically, the porcine urinary bladder matrix has demonstrated success in periocular and orbital wound healing. This report describes a pediatric patient who underwent repair with porcine urinary bladder matrix after orbital exenteration for recurrent alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. The patient did not require any additional reconstructive procedures. To our knowledge, this is the youngest patient to receive a porcine urinary bladder matrix after exenteration.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures* / methods
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Swine
  • Urinary Bladder* / surgery