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Lacrimal silicone intubation for anatomically successful but functionally failed external dacryocystorhinostomy.
Korean J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun; 21(2):70-3.KJ

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17592235

Citation

Kim, Nam Ju, et al. "Lacrimal Silicone Intubation for Anatomically Successful but Functionally Failed External Dacryocystorhinostomy." Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO, vol. 21, no. 2, 2007, pp. 70-3.
Kim NJ, Kim JH, Hwang SW, et al. Lacrimal silicone intubation for anatomically successful but functionally failed external dacryocystorhinostomy. Korean J Ophthalmol. 2007;21(2):70-3.
Kim, N. J., Kim, J. H., Hwang, S. W., Choung, H. K., Lee, Y. J., & Khwarg, S. I. (2007). Lacrimal silicone intubation for anatomically successful but functionally failed external dacryocystorhinostomy. Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO, 21(2), 70-3.
Kim NJ, et al. Lacrimal Silicone Intubation for Anatomically Successful but Functionally Failed External Dacryocystorhinostomy. Korean J Ophthalmol. 2007;21(2):70-3. PubMed PMID: 17592235.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lacrimal silicone intubation for anatomically successful but functionally failed external dacryocystorhinostomy. AU - Kim,Nam Ju, AU - Kim,Jong Hyun, AU - Hwang,Sang Won, AU - Choung,Ho Kyung, AU - Lee,Yong Jae, AU - Khwarg,Sang In, PY - 2007/6/27/pubmed PY - 2007/9/12/medline PY - 2007/6/27/entrez SP - 70 EP - 3 JF - Korean journal of ophthalmology : KJO JO - Korean J Ophthalmol VL - 21 IS - 2 N2 - 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. SN - 1011-8942 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17592235/Lacrimal_silicone_intubation_for_anatomically_successful_but_functionally_failed_external_dacryocystorhinostomy_ L2 - https://ekjo.org/DOIx.php?id=10.3341/kjo.2007.21.2.70 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -