Treatment of protracted obstruction of congenital nasolacrimal duct. A step towards therapeutic guidelines based on CT dacryocystography

Ikue Takagi, Aki Emori, akihito sengoku

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Purpose: To clarify the causes of protracted obstruction of congenital nasolacrimal duct and to establish therapeutic guidelines based on dacryocystography using computed tomography (CT). Cases and Methods: CT dacryocystography was performed on 17 infants and a man (a father of one infant) with congenitally obstructed nasolacrimal duct. The obstruction was bilateral in 6 and unilateral in 12 patients. Findings: The lacrimal sac was distended in the majority of cases. Eight cases showed osseous atresia of nasolacrimal duct. Another 4 cases showed posterior curving or kinking of nasolacrimal duct. Surgery was indicated in 10 cases based on clinical and CT dacryocystographic findings. Cure was obtained in 7 cases by dacryocystorhinostomy and 3 by intubation. 7 of 18 cases needed no proccedure for cure. Conclusion: CT dacryocystography was useful in the diagnosis and therapeutic decision for chronic dacryocystitis in infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-855
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume59
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2005

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Nasolacrimal Duct
Tomography
Guidelines
Dacryocystitis
Dacryocystorhinostomy
Therapeutics
Intubation
Fathers

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Treatment of protracted obstruction of congenital nasolacrimal duct. A step towards therapeutic guidelines based on CT dacryocystography. / Takagi, Ikue; Emori, Aki; sengoku, akihito.

In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, Vol. 59, No. 6, 01.06.2005, p. 851-855.

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