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orbital

[′ȯr·bəd·əl]
(atomic physics)
The space-dependent part of the Schrödinger wave function of an electron in an atom or molecule in an approximation such that each electron has a definite wave function, independent of the other electrons.
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Whenever dura resection and reconstruction are associated with orbital exenteration, primary coverage of the orbit is critical for protection against meningitis [34].
Because of the tumor's proximity to the orbit, the patient opted for chemotherapy prior to surgical intervention in an attempt to avoid orbital exenteration.
Subsequently, the patient underwent a maxillectomy with orbital exenteration.
Finally, enucleation or orbital exenteration is generally reserved for larger tumors that are unresponsive to other therapeutic modalities.
They range from the simple to the complex--debridement of the necrotic mucosa; Caldwell-Luc surgery; medial maxillectomy, ethmoidectomy, and sphenoidotomy; and radical maxillectomy with orbital exenteration.