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Spontaneous disconnection of glaucoma tube shunt extenders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20736128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Glaucoma drainage implants are frequently used in children with severe forms of glaucoma, and tube extenders are sometimes required to compensate for ocular growth or when the intraocular portion of the tube is thought to be too short. We report 2 cases of spontaneous disconnection of a tube extender, occurring 8 months after insertion in one case and 3 years later in the other. In both cases the tube was removed and the patient treated with endoscopic diode laser photocoagulation.
Oseluese Dawodu; Alex V Levin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1528-3933     ISO Abbreviation:  J AAPOS     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-25     Completed Date:  2011-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9710011     Medline TA:  J AAPOS     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ophthalmology Department, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Device Removal
Follow-Up Studies
Glaucoma / physiopathology,  surgery*
Glaucoma Drainage Implants*
Infant, Newborn
Intraocular Pressure
Prosthesis Failure
Visual Acuity

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