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Conventional or endoscopic probing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
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PMID:  11681497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To compare conventional and endoscopic probing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in infants. METHODS: Conventional probing was performed in 22 eyes of 18 patients, age range 7-14 months (mean 11.4 months). Probing was done with intranasal endoscopic visualization in 18 eyes of 14 patients, age range 7-13 months (mean 11.2 months). All were primary probing cases. RESULTS: After conventional probing 2 of the 22 cases required reprobing. After endoscopic probing only 1 of the 18 cases required reprobing. CONCLUSIONS: In most cases of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction endoscopy is not required; however, in failed cases direct visualization of the inferior meatus with endoscopic guidance may be helpful.
M Orhan; P Cal; M Onerci; M Irkeç
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1120-6721     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2001 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-29     Completed Date:  2002-03-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110772     Medline TA:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Dacryocystorhinostomy / methods*
Endoscopy / methods
Lacrimal Duct Obstruction / congenital,  surgery*
Nasolacrimal Duct / surgery*
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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