An unusual case of cellulitis associated with a molteno implant in a 1-year-old child

D. J. Karr, E. Weinberger, R. P. Mills

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The Molteno seton implant has recently been used in pediatric patients with advanced childhood glaucoma, who would otherwise have been treated with cyclodestructive surgery. We report a case of Molteno implant (first stage) associated with orbital cellulitis in a 1-year-old child. The presence of the implant was initially unrecognized until, in the course of evaluation for orbital cellulitis, computerized tomography of the orbit suggested a foreign body. We believe this is the first report of a complication associated with the first stage of this procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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