Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0b013e31815ef897
Title: Medial pretarsal adipose tissue in the asian upper eyelid
Authors: Shen, S.
Kanagasuntheram, R. 
Fong, K.S.
Choo, C.-T.
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Source: Shen, S., Kanagasuntheram, R., Fong, K.S., Choo, C.-T. (2008-01). Medial pretarsal adipose tissue in the asian upper eyelid. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 24 (1) : 40-42. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0b013e31815ef897
Abstract: PURPOSE: To report the presence of a localized pad of adipose tissue in the medial anterior tarsal surface of the Asian upper eyelid. METHODS: Clinicohistologic case series. The presence and extent of a localized pad of adipose tissue in the medial pretarsal area were documented: 1) intraoperatively for 51 consecutive upper eyelid surgeries; and 2) in the histologic study of 10 cadaveric upper eyelid specimens. RESULTS: Medial pretarsal adipose tissue, ranging from 5 mm to 22 mm in size, was consistently found in all clinical patients regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or underlying pathology. Histologic examination of the cadaveric specimens confirmed the presence of a localized pad of adipose tissue on the anterior surface of the superior tarsus medially. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of a localized pad of adipose tissue on the anterior surface of the medial superior tarsus seems to be a consistent finding in Asians. ©2008The American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.
Source Title: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107914
ISSN: 07409303
DOI: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31815ef897
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