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Balloon dacryoplasty in internal ostium stenosis after endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy.
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PMID:  24317099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of balloon dacryoplasty in the treatment of internal ostium stenosis after endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (EnDCR).
METHODS: A retrospective, noncomparative interventional case series of patients who underwent balloon dacryoplasty for post-EnDCR internal ostium stenosis were included. A balloon catheter was used in all procedures, with bicanalicular silicone intubation. Patient records were reviewed and data analyzed. Anatomical success was defined by functional endoscopic dye test, and functional success was defined as a subjective improvement in symptoms at last follow up.
RESULTS: Nineteen lacrimal systems of 18 consecutive patients were studied between July 2007 and September 2012. At a mean follow up of 20 months (range, 3-53 months), anatomical success rate was 84% (16/19 systems), whereas functional success was 74% (14/19 systems). No major complication was observed.
CONCLUSIONS: Balloon dacryoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in the treatment of post-EnDCR internal ostium stenosis. It is a simple, safe procedure and can provide symptomatic relief to some of these patients. It can be considered as a treatment option for patients demonstrated with internal ostium stenosis after EnDCR.
Allie Lee; Mohammad Javed Ali; Emmy Yuen Mei Li; Alex Chun Wah Wong; Hunter Kwok Lai Yuen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2014 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-09     Completed Date:  2014-06-26     Revised Date:  2014-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods
Follow-Up Studies
Lacrimal Duct Obstruction / etiology,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Nasolacrimal Duct*
Postoperative Complications*
Retrospective Studies
Silicone Elastomers
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers
Comment In:
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul-Aug;30(4):352-3   [PMID:  25069071 ]
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul-Aug;30(4):352   [PMID:  25069070 ]

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