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Pyogenic granuloma formation following placement of the Medennium SmartPLUG punctum plug.
Cornea 2006; 25(4):493-5C

Abstract

PURPOSE

To report a complication, not previously described, of the Medennium SmartPLUG, which is a new punctal plug with a novel design.

METHODS

Two case reports are detailed, including clinical and pathologic photographs.

RESULTS

Case 1 is a 58-year-old woman with Sjögren syndrome. Nearly 2 years following placement of a SmartPLUG in her right lower canaliculus, the patient presented with an erythematous, papillomatous growth overlying her punctum. Biopsy demonstrated pyogenic granuloma. Case 2 is a 62-year-old woman with dry eye. Exactly 2 years after a SmartPLUG was place in her right lower canaliculus, she also developed a pyogenic granuloma. After irrigation to remove the plug, the growth decreased in size.

CONCLUSION

Pyogenic granuloma can develop as a late complication of the Medennium SmartPLUG punctum plug.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Rockville Centre, New York 11570, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16670495

Citation

Chou, Timothy Y., et al. "Pyogenic Granuloma Formation Following Placement of the Medennium SmartPLUG Punctum Plug." Cornea, vol. 25, no. 4, 2006, pp. 493-5.
Chou TY, Perry HD, Donnenfeld ED, et al. Pyogenic granuloma formation following placement of the Medennium SmartPLUG punctum plug. Cornea. 2006;25(4):493-5.
Chou, T. Y., Perry, H. D., Donnenfeld, E. D., & Solomon, R. (2006). Pyogenic granuloma formation following placement of the Medennium SmartPLUG punctum plug. Cornea, 25(4), pp. 493-5.
Chou TY, et al. Pyogenic Granuloma Formation Following Placement of the Medennium SmartPLUG Punctum Plug. Cornea. 2006;25(4):493-5. PubMed PMID: 16670495.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pyogenic granuloma formation following placement of the Medennium SmartPLUG punctum plug. AU - Chou,Timothy Y, AU - Perry,Henry D, AU - Donnenfeld,Eric D, AU - Solomon,Renee, PY - 2006/5/4/pubmed PY - 2006/6/16/medline PY - 2006/5/4/entrez SP - 493 EP - 5 JF - Cornea JO - Cornea VL - 25 IS - 4 N2 - PURPOSE: To report a complication, not previously described, of the Medennium SmartPLUG, which is a new punctal plug with a novel design. METHODS: Two case reports are detailed, including clinical and pathologic photographs. RESULTS: Case 1 is a 58-year-old woman with Sjögren syndrome. Nearly 2 years following placement of a SmartPLUG in her right lower canaliculus, the patient presented with an erythematous, papillomatous growth overlying her punctum. Biopsy demonstrated pyogenic granuloma. Case 2 is a 62-year-old woman with dry eye. Exactly 2 years after a SmartPLUG was place in her right lower canaliculus, she also developed a pyogenic granuloma. After irrigation to remove the plug, the growth decreased in size. CONCLUSION: Pyogenic granuloma can develop as a late complication of the Medennium SmartPLUG punctum plug. SN - 0277-3740 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16670495/Pyogenic_granuloma_formation_following_placement_of_the_Medennium_SmartPLUG_punctum_plug_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ico.0000183489.78012.7a DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -