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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636742/results-of-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy-in-pediatric-patients
#1
Sat Paul Gulati, Raman Wadhera, Ashok Kumar Khurana, Nidhi Singh, Vijay Kalra, Anju Ghai
We conducted a prospective interventional study to evaluate the role of endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy in children. Our study population was made up of 20 patients-18 boys and 2 girls, aged 2 to 12 years (mean: 5.3)-who presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of nasolacrimal duct blockage that was refractory to conventional medical treatment. In all cases, blockage was confirmed by nasolacrimal duct syringing that demonstrated regurgitation from the opposite punctum. The primary outcome measures for success were resolution of symptoms and duct patency on lacrimal irrigation...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622317/assessment-of-patient-reported-outcome-and-quality-of-life-improvement-following-surgery-for-epiphora
#2
Z Sipkova, O Vonica, O Olurin, E E Obi, A R Pearson
PurposeTo assess and compare the subjective improvement in symptoms and quality of life in adult patients who underwent commonly performed oculoplastic surgical interventions to treat epiphora.Materials and methodsA prospective study was undertaken involving all adult patients undergoing dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), lid tightening (lateral tarsal strip or lateral wedge resection), and punctoplasty surgery at our institution. We assessed severity of epiphora preoperatively using the Munk score. At 3 months postoperatively, all patients were sent postal questionnaires comprising of Munk score, 'social impact score' from validated Lac-Q questionnaire ranging from 0 (no impact) to 5 (maximal negative impact) and Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) score, ranging from -100 (maximal detriment) to +100 (maximal benefit)...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555272/anatomical-variants-and-bilateral-lacrimal-pathways-surgery-avoiding-unnecessary-surgery
#3
Alberto Raposo, Francisco García-Purriños, Francisco Piqueras, María Ll Martínez-Martinez, Jerónimo Lajara
Success rates (SR) of transcanalicular diode laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (TCL DCR) may be affected by the presence of nasal anatomical variations and additionally by whether or not the pathology is bilateral. The aim is to determine whether it is necessary to perform preliminary nasal anatomical variations surgery and to determine whether bilateral cases may be operated simultaneously. We extracted the patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral TCL DCR and we compared SR across the different groups using ANOVA, Chi-square testing and logistical regression...
May 29, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550338/a-comparative-study-of-modified-transcanalicular-diode-laser-dacryocystorhinostomy-versus-conventional-transcanalicular-diode-laser-dacryocystorhinostomy
#4
Eduardo Damous Feijó, Juliana Alves Caixeta, Ana Carla de Souza Nery, Roberto Murillo Limongi, Suzana Matayoshi
External dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is the gold standard surgical technique for the treatment of primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO). However, new techniques such as endoscopic DCR and transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy (T-DCR) are being studied in an attempt to reduce surgical time, avoid external scarring and preserve the lacrimal pump while achieving the same efficacy. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy between conventional T-DCR and modified transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy (MT-DCR) in patients with PANDO...
May 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512307/comparing-the-success-rate-of-dacryocystorhinostomy-with-and-without-silicone-intubation-a-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-control-trials
#5
ChuanQi Xie, Lingling Zhang, Yang Liu, Hong Ma, Shuzhen Li
A previous meta-analysis reported no benefit for silicone intubation during dacryocystorhinostomy. However, the power of this meta-analysis was 0.274. Therefore, the benefit of silicone intubation remains controversial. We undertook a cumulative meta-analysis to evaluate the success rate of dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with and without the use of a stent. Pubmed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched. Statistical power and trial sequential analyses were performed according to the result of the meta-analysis...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509331/anatomic-landmarks-in-lacrimal-surgery-from-an-ophthalmologist-s-point-of-view
#6
REVIEW
Jens Heichel, Hans-Gert Struck, Anja Viestenz, Thomas Hammer, Arne Viestenz, Miltiadis Fiorentzis
Epiphora is a common clinical symptom of nasolacrimal duct obstruction. However, it is present in several pathologies and can lead to decreased quality of life for patients. A careful clinical examination including a detailed patient's history and diagnostic tests such as the fluorescein dye disappearance test and diagnostic syringing of the lacrimal duct are essential. Depending on the time of presentation (congenital, primary or secondary acquired), grade (subtotal or total) and location of the stenosis, different surgical approaches can be considered...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490404/causes-of-dacryocystorhinostomy-failure-external-versus-endoscopic-approach
#7
Giant C Lin, Christopher D Brook, Mark P Hatton, Ralph Metson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the causes of failure between external and endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) techniques for the treatment of lacrimal obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The study population consisted of 53 consecutive patients who underwent revision endoscopic DCR from 2002 to 2013 for lacrimal duct obstruction. Identified causes of previous DCR failure were compared between patients whose initial surgery was performed through an external versus an endoscopic approach...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470654/-dacryoliths-and-iatrogenic-foreign-bodies-as-classical-triggers-for-inflammatory-pseudotumors-of-the-lacrimal-drainage-system
#8
J Heichel, C Neumann, D Bethmann, U Siebolts, T Hammer, H-G Struck
Background Tumors of the lacrimal duct are rare. Inflammatory pseudotumors do not represent neoplasias as such. Chronic inflammation may lead to an angiomatous granulation tissue. Patients The first case presents a 53-year-old male patient suffering a mass of the mediocaudal orbit after an acute dacryocystitis has been cured. Using diagnostic dacryoendoscopy, a large dacryolith was detected. Removing the concrement, via external dacryocystorhinostomy, a polypous tissue appeared which was resected as well. The second case concerns a 29-year-old female patient...
May 3, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457290/effectiveness-of-sodium-hyaluronate-protad-application-in-endoscopic-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy
#9
Jinhwan Park, Joonsik Lee, Sungmin Jang, Hwa Lee, Minwook Chang, Minsoo Park, Sehyun Baek
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of applying sodium hyaluronate solution (Protad) intraoperatively during endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review of all 254 patients (254 eyes) who underwent endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy for nasolacrimal duct obstruction was performed. The success rates and postoperative complications of the Protad application group (105 eyes) and the control group (149 eyes) were compared. RESULTS: The Protad group had better anatomical (96...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448722/immunostaining-of-immunoglobulin-g4-in-the-lacrimal-sac
#10
Yasuhiro Takahashi, Hiroshi Ikeda, Emiko Takahashi, Hirohiko Kakizaki
PURPOSE: To immunohistochemically examine the lacrimal sac walls harvested during dacryocystorhinostomy using an immunostain for immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4). METHODS: Forty-four lacrimal sac walls were evaluated. We determined "intensively positive," "sparsely positive," or "negative" staining when the specimens showed IgG4-positive lymphoplasmacytic staining with or without >50 IgG4-positive cells/high-power field, or the absence of stained IgG4-positive cells...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444824/a-comparison-between-patients-with-epiphora-and-cataract-of-the-activity-limitations-they-experience-in-daily-life-due-to-their-visual-disability
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Elin Bohman, Maria Wyon, Mats Lundström, Eva Dafgård Kopp
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to compare patients with epiphora and cataract in terms of the activity limitations they experience in daily life due to their visual disability and to validate the use of the Catquest-9SF questionnaire for epiphora patients. METHODS: Seventy-two consecutively encountered adult patients with confirmed lacrimal obstruction and listed for dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) or lacrimal intubation at the St. Erik Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, completed the Catquest-9SF questionnaire, which measures activity limitations in daily life due to visual disability...
April 26, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388347/endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-following-radioactive-iodine-thyroid-ablation
#12
Sarah H Van Tassel, Kira L Segal, Nicole M Hsu, Ashutosh Kacker, Gary J Lelli
This article evaluates the efficacy of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (eDCR) for nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) in patients exposed to radioactive iodine (RAI) for treatment of thyroid carcinoma. Retrospective chart review of 7 eDCR procedures was performed on 6 patients, aged 18 or older, with prior RAI treatment, who underwent eDCR between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2013 for treatment of epiphora due to NLDO. Average time to tube removal was 159 days, and average follow-up was 341 days. One patient noted complete epiphora relief at the time of their final visit...
April 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380654/-graduated-treatment-concept-for-connatal-dacryostenosis
#13
J Heichel
Unresolved epiphora in childhood is one of the most frequent issues in paediatric ophthalmology. In this context, connatal nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) is the most important differential diagnosis and the condition is caused by a persistent Hasner's membrane in most cases. As there is a risk of complications, treatment should be considered. Therapeutic options include conservative and invasive approaches. As CNLDO is associated with high spontaneous recovery rates during the first years of life, the indication for invasive interventions must be carefully deliberated in that period...
April 5, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372815/application-of-ultrasonic-aspirators-in-rhinology-and-skull-base-surgery
#14
REVIEW
Dominic Vernon, Brian C Lobo, Jonathan Y Ting
Ultrasonic aspirators (UAs) are increasingly being used in rhinology and skull base surgery. The use of ultrasonic vibration for the removal of bony tissue transfers minimal heat to surrounding tissues and is relatively atraumatic to nearby soft tissue structures. This article details the development and application of this technology in septoturbinoplasty, endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), and skull base surgery. The benefits and limitations of UAs compared with conventionally powered instruments are discussed...
June 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367529/conjunctival-bacterial-flora-in-fellow-eyes-of-patients-with-unilateral-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction-and-its-changes-after-successful-dacryocystorhinostomy-surgery
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Bahram Eshraghi, Sayyed Amirpooya Alemzadeh, Zohreh Abedinifar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of conjunctival culture in fellow eyes of patients with unilateral nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) and its changes after successful dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery. METHODS: In this prospective study, 71 adult patients with unilateral NLDO and 41 age and sex-matched controls without NLDO were evaluated. The patients were divided into 2 groups based on clinical examination; group A with purulent regurgitation and group B without purulent regurgitation...
March 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362560/comparing-outcomes-of-pediatric-and-adult-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-in-nepal-is-age-a-prognostic-factor
#16
Ben Limbu, Sulaxmi Katwal, Nicole S Lim, Michelle L Faierman, Anna G Gushchin, Rohit Saiju
We determine whether age is a prognostic factor for surgical outcomes of external dacryocystorhinostomy (Ex-DCR). This retrospective cohort study conducted at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (Kathmandu, Nepal) compared pediatric Ex-DCR procedures (age ≤ 15 years) to adult Ex-DCR procedures (age > 15 years) and was performed between January 2013 and December 2013, with a minimum follow-up period of 6 months. Primary outcome measure was rate of success, defined as complete resolution of subjective symptom(s) of epiphora (subjective success), combined with patent lacrimal passage on syringing (anatomical success) at last follow-up visit...
March 31, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341931/a-case-series-of-dacryoendoscopy-in-childhood-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-alternative-for-complex-congenital-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction-even-in-the-first-year-of-life
#17
Jens Heichel, Hans-Gert Struck, Miltiadis Fiorentzis, Thomas Hammer, Timm Bredehorn-Mayr
INTRODUCTION: Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) is the most common cause of epiphora in infancy. Spontaneous resolution occurs in the majority of the cases by 1 year of age. Nevertheless, obstruction has a negative impact on the outcome of conservative or surgical therapy, especially in cases of complex CNLDO. When the condition persists beyond several months, early intervention with dacryoendoscopy (DE) around the age of 1 year could yield good results. The objective of the study is to analyze the success rate and effectiveness of early DE for complex CNLDO in the first year of life...
March 24, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333851/contralateral-vision-loss-after-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy-a-case-report-of-purtscher-like-retinopathy-and-treatment-with-intravitreal-tissue-plasminogen-activator
#18
Hulya Gungel, Cigdem Altan, Belma Karini, Fatma E Ozdemir, Ozlem O Celebi
PURPOSE: To present a case of a patient with contralateral vision loss as a result of Purtscher-like retinopathy after an endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy and treatment with intravitreal tissue plasminogen activator injection. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 51-year-old woman who underwent a left endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy was referred with a complaint of decreased vision 1 day after surgery in her right eye. At the initial examination, the visual acuity of her right eye was hand motion...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326669/limited-endoscopic-high-septoplasty-prior-to-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy-our-experience-of-nine-cases
#19
LETTER
S-W Kim, S C Yeo, Y-H Joo, H-J Cho, S W Seo, S-Y Jeon
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March 22, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321534/factors-influencing-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-outcome
#20
Kazuhiro Nomura, Kazuya Arakawa, Mitsuru Sugawara, Hiroshi Hidaka, Jun Suzuki, Yukio Katori
Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a widely accepted treatment option for epiphora and dacryocystitis. To elucidate the cause of treatment failure after surgery, we analyzed patients' characteristics and perioperative background in association with poor outcome. We analyzed 165 patients with 213 sides who had endoscopic DCR. The influence of age, duration of symptoms, occlusion site and stent insertion were analyzed. Symptoms were completely cured in 85.0% (181/213) sides. Higher age (≥65 years) and proximal obstruction were associated with a poor prognosis while stent insertion and duration of symptoms were not...
March 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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