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      Intubation of the Lacrimal Pathways under Endoscopic Control

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          Described herein is a new modification of the lacrimal pathway intubation in children with efferent lacrimal pathway obstruction. For removal of the intubation set probe without olive tips from the inferior nasal meatus, a special titanium loop is used. An endoscopic technique allows us a basically more considerate performance of this procedure and to speed it up. The risk of iatrogenic damage to the mucous membrane of the inferior meatus is, thus, reduced too. From April 1994 to June 1998, lacrimal pathway intubation was performed in 235 children 283 times. Infraction of the inferior concha was performed 27 times. Insertion of a probe submucously into the inferior nasal meatus was found 35 times and the probe was released by focused incision of the mucous membrane.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          2000
          December 2000
          18 October 2000
          : 214
          : 6
          : 381-384
          Affiliations
          aENT Department, City Hospital, Frýdek-Místek, bOphthalmologic Clinic, Otrokovice, and cDepartment of Polymers – LLAP, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
          Article
          27529 Ophthalmologica 2000;214:381–384
          10.1159/000027529
          11053996
          © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 2, Tables: 2, References: 13, Pages: 4
          Categories
          Original Paper · Travail original · Originalarbeit

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