JOURNAL OF SHANGHAI JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY (MEDICAL SCIENCE) ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (12): 1692-1697.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2021.12.021

• Review • Previous Articles    

Research progress of endoscope-assisted transnasal orbital decompression

Rou SUN(), Hui-fang ZHOU()   

  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orbital Diseases and Ocular Oncology, Shanghai 200011, China
  • Received:2021-02-22 Online:2021-09-03 Published:2021-09-03
  • Contact: Hui-fang ZHOU;
  • Supported by:
    The National Key R&D Program of China(2018YFC1106100);Clinical Research Boosting Program of Ninth People′s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine(JYLJ036)


Endoscopic orbital decompression has become a mature surgical method because of the development of endoscope. The surgery through transnasal approach makes use of the natural sinus to avoid surgical scar and the endoscope visualizes the surgical area to reduce the risk. Many studies have demonstrated that transnasal endoscopic orbital decompression can reduce the proptosis and cause no severe complications. Using endoscope to apply transnasal orbital decompression has many operation schemes, which may have influence on the result of surgery and the occurrence of complications. This review is to introduce the application of endoscope to orbital decompression and its effectiveness and safety.

Key words: endoscope, thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, orbital decompression

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