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Endonasal endoscopic retrieval of lodged silicone punctal plugs: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23034680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 59-year-old woman whose silicone punctal plugs migrated distally causing lacrimal obstruction. The plugs were removed from the lacrimal sac during endoscopic endonasal dacrocystorhinostomy and is illustrated by endoscopic photographs and videos taken at the time of surgery. This case highlights the potential complications of punctal plugs and the difficulties posed in retrieving them.
Khadijah Basheer; Jane Olver
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2013 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-09     Completed Date:  2013-06-20     Revised Date:  2014-01-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e24-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Device Removal
Dry Eye Syndromes / surgery
Endoscopy / methods
Eye Foreign Bodies / etiology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery*
Foreign-Body Migration / etiology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery*
Lacrimal Apparatus / radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Lacrimal Duct Obstruction / etiology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects*
Prosthesis Implantation
Silicone Elastomers*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers

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