Reference : Cystic dilation of the distal end of the nasolacrimal duct: underrated cause of epiph...
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Otolaryngology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/161326
Cystic dilation of the distal end of the nasolacrimal duct: underrated cause of epiphora in adults and its endoscopic treatment.
English
Eloy, P. [> >]
POIRRIER, Anne-Lise mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > O.R.L. >]
Nicoli, T. [> >]
Marlair, C. [> >]
Delahaut, G. [> >]
Leruth, E. [> >]
Rombaux, P. [> >]
2012
Rhinology
50
4
436-41
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0300-0729
Netherlands
[en] Adult ; Aged ; Cysts/complications/radiography/surgery ; Dilatation, Pathologic ; Female ; Humans ; Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases/etiology/surgery ; Lacrimal Duct Obstruction/etiology/surgery ; Nasolacrimal Duct/pathology/radiography ; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
[en] Epiphora is a frequent reason for ophthalmologic consultation. Among the multiple causes, obstructions of the lacrimal excretory system are common. Sacal and postsacal obstructions are much more frequent than presacal obstructions. Obstruction at the level of the Hasner's valve is rare and likely underestimated. The authors report the clinical history and the imaging of 3 patients with a cystic dilation of the distal end of the nasolacrimal duct (NLD). These patients were easily managed by an ENT surgeon. In one case, the surgery consisted of an endonasal DCR where in the 2 other cases, a marsupialisation of the cystic expansion of the nasolacrimal duct was successfully performed with the micro- debrider. The authors review the world literature on this specific topic. They conclude that a coronal sinus CT scan and an inferior meatus endoscopy should be included in the ophthalmologic work-up performed in all cases of low obstruction of the lacrimal system. When there is a dilation of the distal end of the NLD the marsupialisation of the cystic expansion in the inferior meatus is the option of treatment instead of performing a DCR. ENTs must play a role in the assessment and treatment of low obstructions of the lacrimal excretory system.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/161326

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