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can·thus

 (kăn′thəs)
n. pl. can·thi (-thī′)
The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.

[Late Latin, from Greek kanthos.]

canthus

(ˈkænθəs)
n, pl -thi (-ˌθaɪ)
(Anatomy) the inner or outer corner or angle of the eye, formed by the natural junction of the eyelids
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre]
ˈcanthal adj

can•thus

(ˈkæn θəs)

n., pl. -thi (-thī).
the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids.
[1640–50; < New Latin, Latin; compare cant2]
can′thal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meetcanthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
nasal canthus - the inner corner of the eye
temporal canthus - the outer corner of the eye
corner - the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle"
Translations

can·thus

1. n. canto, borde;
2. ángulo formado por el párpado externo y el interno al unirse en ambas partes del ojo.
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ICD is described as the distance between the medial canthi of both eyes.
Reconstruction of various facial defects including those of nose, eyelids, canthi, cheeks and ear following resection of Basal Cell Carcinomas involving face has been described in various studies.
Disruption of the medial canthal ligament might also result in medial telecanthal deformities, including shortened palpebra, obtuse-angled medial canthi with infraplacement, increased intercanthal distance, and an absent naso-orbital valley.
On examination, the lesion was nodular, skin colored with a few pigmented areas, measuring about 3.5 X 1 cm, involving both the upper and lower lids and both canthi. The surface of the lesion was telangiectatic and irregular.
Physical examination revealed protrusion of pigmented and hypertrophied third eyelid glands from medial canthi of both eyes (Fig.1).
Brow incisions were made at a position in line with the medial and lateral canthi. The superior incision was made directly above the mid position of the lid at a distance from the brow incisions to form an equilateral triangle.