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A new method using xenogeneicacellular dermal matrix in the reconstruction of lacrimal drainage.

Chen L, Gong B, Wu Z, Jetton J, Chen R, Qu C - Br J Ophthalmol (2014)

Bottom Line: Patency was confirmed by pressing in the area of the lacrimal sac and visualising air bubbles in the nasal cavity.Five tear ducts proved to be effective through irrigation testing and epiphora symptoms were alleviated in all cases.The newly reconstructed lacrimal duct, formed by the shift of autogenous conjunctival petal and the attachment of acellular dermal matrix, was successful in all five cases and suggests a new solution for the complex lacrimal duct lesion and congenital anomalies of the lacrimal duct.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, China School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan, China Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

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A nine-year old boy with congenital absence of total lacrimal drainage. This patient has a normalexternal appearance (A) with absence of bilateral upper and lower lacrimal puncta (B–E).
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BJOPHTHALMOL2014304932F1: A nine-year old boy with congenital absence of total lacrimal drainage. This patient has a normalexternal appearance (A) with absence of bilateral upper and lower lacrimal puncta (B–E).

Mentions: A review was conducted for the recruitment of five patients (five eyes) with partial or total absence of the lacrimal duct. These patients were admitted to Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital during July 2012 and February 2013. Four patients suffered traumatic injuries to the lacrimal duct (four eyes) and one patient had a congenital absence of the lacrimal duct (one eye) (figure 1A–E). There were two male (two eyes) and two female (two eyes) patients with trauma (table 1). The fifth patient was a 9-year-old boy with a congenital abnormality of the tear duct. The four traumatic cases received operations 9 months to 1 year from when the accident occurred. All patients presented with complaints of epiphora.


A new method using xenogeneicacellular dermal matrix in the reconstruction of lacrimal drainage.

Chen L, Gong B, Wu Z, Jetton J, Chen R, Qu C - Br J Ophthalmol (2014)

A nine-year old boy with congenital absence of total lacrimal drainage. This patient has a normalexternal appearance (A) with absence of bilateral upper and lower lacrimal puncta (B–E).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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BJOPHTHALMOL2014304932F1: A nine-year old boy with congenital absence of total lacrimal drainage. This patient has a normalexternal appearance (A) with absence of bilateral upper and lower lacrimal puncta (B–E).
Mentions: A review was conducted for the recruitment of five patients (five eyes) with partial or total absence of the lacrimal duct. These patients were admitted to Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital during July 2012 and February 2013. Four patients suffered traumatic injuries to the lacrimal duct (four eyes) and one patient had a congenital absence of the lacrimal duct (one eye) (figure 1A–E). There were two male (two eyes) and two female (two eyes) patients with trauma (table 1). The fifth patient was a 9-year-old boy with a congenital abnormality of the tear duct. The four traumatic cases received operations 9 months to 1 year from when the accident occurred. All patients presented with complaints of epiphora.

Bottom Line: Patency was confirmed by pressing in the area of the lacrimal sac and visualising air bubbles in the nasal cavity.Five tear ducts proved to be effective through irrigation testing and epiphora symptoms were alleviated in all cases.The newly reconstructed lacrimal duct, formed by the shift of autogenous conjunctival petal and the attachment of acellular dermal matrix, was successful in all five cases and suggests a new solution for the complex lacrimal duct lesion and congenital anomalies of the lacrimal duct.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences & Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, China School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan, China Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

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