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Lacrimal silicone intubation for anatomically successful but functionally failed external dacryocystorhinostomy

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Authors
Kim, Nam Ju; Kim, Jong Hyun; Hwang, Sang Won; Choung, Ho Kyung; Lee, Yong Jae; Khwarg, Sang In
Issue Date
2007-06-27
Publisher
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology
Citation
Korean J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun;21(2):70-3.
Keywords
AdultAgedAged, 80 and over*DacryocystorhinostomyFemaleFollow-Up StudiesHumansIntubation/*instrumentation*Lacrimal ApparatusLacrimal Apparatus Diseases/*therapyMaleMiddle AgedRetrospective Studies*Silicone ElastomersTime FactorsTreatment Failure
Abstract
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of lacrimal silicone intubation for the management of epiphora in patients who have previously undergone anatomically successful dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). METHODS: The authors recruited 13 patients (4 male, 9 female) who had persistent epiphora after an anatomically successful primary external DCR and conducted lacrimal silicone intubation through the dacryocystorhinostomy site. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 54.2 years (range 42-80) and mean follow-up was 13.8 months (range 6-30). Epiphora was resolved in all 13 patients following silicone intubation. Spontaneous tube extrusion occurred in three patients, but a new one was easily reintubated. CONCLUSIONS: Lacrimal silicone intubation is a simple safe and effective procedure for patients with epiphora even after anatomically successful DCR.
ISSN
1011-8942 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17592235

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