S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Ophthalmology (안과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_안과학전공)
Lacrimal silicone intubation for anatomically successful but functionally failed external dacryocystorhinostomy
- Kim, Nam Ju; Kim, Jong Hyun; Hwang, Sang Won; Choung, Ho Kyung; Lee, Yong Jae; Khwarg, Sang In
- Issue Date
- Korean Journal of Ophthalmology
- Korean J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun;21(2):70-3.
- Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; *Dacryocystorhinostomy; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Intubation/*instrumentation; *Lacrimal Apparatus; Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases/*therapy; Male; Middle Aged; Retrospective Studies; *Silicone Elastomers; Time Factors; Treatment Failure
- 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.
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