[Orbitocutaneous fistula after orbital reconstruction.]
ABSTRACT A 73-year old man presented with a lesion inferior to his left medial canthus with discharge and headache. Fifteen years previously, the patient had undergone reduction of an orbital fracture and reconstruction of the orbit with silicone. An orbitocutaneous fistula was found to originate from the implant which was displaced in the ethmoid, obstructing frontal sinus outflow. Symptoms disappeared after explantation of the implant, reconstruction of the orbit with a titanium plate and frontal sinus surgery. Although the use of silicone in facial trauma has declined, complications have to be expected even years after implantation.