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Buried Rubber Tubes in Nasolacrimal Duct Stenosis

Buried Rubber Tubes in Nasolacrimal Duct Stenosis Abstract The difficulty in reestablishing and maintaining an epithelialized lumen from the conjunctiva to the nose is well known to those of us who have tried to accomplish this by stricturotomy, suture anastomosis, and the insertion of various types of tubes. We have been constantly confronted with the fact that trauma to the passages frequently results in scarring and new strictures; also, sutured flaps have a tendency to return to their former position. During the 1940's at Stanford I utilized the empyema tube, the urethral catheter, and a shortened tonsil injection needle to provide a long period of drainage and give a better chance for epithelization to occur. The introduction of polyethylene tubing in about 1950 was greeted with enthusiasm, but I had observed too often the pitiful effects of injudicious probing and manipulations of the puncti and canaliculi to be pleased with the fact that this tubing was usually introduced References 1. Muldoon, W. E.: Restoration of Patency of Nasolacrimal Duct by Means of a Vitallium Tube , Am. Acad. Ophth. 28:1540-1545, 1945. 2. Henderson, J. W.: Management of Obstruction of the Lacrimal Canal with Polyethylene Tubing (Follow-Up) , A.M.A. Arch. Ophth. 49: 182-184 ( (Feb.) ) 1953.Crossref 3. Clark, J. W.: Stricture of the Nasolacrimal Duct , Illinois M.J. 105:183-185 ( (April) ) 1954. 4. Loubere, M.: Restoration of Lacrimal Duct with Polyethylene Tubing , Bull. Soc. opht. France , pp. 134-142 ( (Feb.) ) 1955. 5. Bonacalto, G.: Dacryocystorhinostomy, with Polyethylene Tubing: A Simplified Technique , J. Internat. Coll. Surgeons , pp. 797-799 ( (Dec.) ) 1957. 6. Vincensio, H. B.: Use of Nylon Thread and Polyethylene Tubing in Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction , A.M.A. Arch. Ophth. 45:267 ( (March) ) 1956.Crossref 7. Illif, C. F.: A Simplified Dacryocystorhinostomy , Tr. Am. Acad. Ophth. 58:590-591, 1954. 8. Jones, L., and Boyden, G.: The Lacrimal Apparatus , in Otolaryngology , Hagerstown, Md., W. F. Prior Company, 1955, Vol. III, Chap. 29. 9. McLoone, J. J.: A Technique for Dacryocystorhinostomy , Tr. Pacific Coast Oto-Ophth. Soc. 38:231-241, 1957. 10. Viers, E. R.: Surgical Treatment of Lacrimal Drainage System , Texas J. Med. 46:111, 1950. 11. Viers, E. R.: Nonsurgical Treatment of Strictures of Nasolacrimal Drainage System , A.M.A. Arch. Ophth. 47:71-72 ( (Jan.) ) 1952.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Buried Rubber Tubes in Nasolacrimal Duct Stenosis

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 65 (2) – Feb 1, 1961

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1961 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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10.1001/archopht.1961.01840020194007
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Abstract

Abstract The difficulty in reestablishing and maintaining an epithelialized lumen from the conjunctiva to the nose is well known to those of us who have tried to accomplish this by stricturotomy, suture anastomosis, and the insertion of various types of tubes. We have been constantly confronted with the fact that trauma to the passages frequently results in scarring and new strictures; also, sutured flaps have a tendency to return to their former position. During the 1940's at Stanford I utilized the empyema tube, the urethral catheter, and a shortened tonsil injection needle to provide a long period of drainage and give a better chance for epithelization to occur. The introduction of polyethylene tubing in about 1950 was greeted with enthusiasm, but I had observed too often the pitiful effects of injudicious probing and manipulations of the puncti and canaliculi to be pleased with the fact that this tubing was usually introduced References 1. Muldoon, W. E.: Restoration of Patency of Nasolacrimal Duct by Means of a Vitallium Tube , Am. Acad. Ophth. 28:1540-1545, 1945. 2. Henderson, J. W.: Management of Obstruction of the Lacrimal Canal with Polyethylene Tubing (Follow-Up) , A.M.A. Arch. Ophth. 49: 182-184 ( (Feb.) ) 1953.Crossref 3. Clark, J. W.: Stricture of the Nasolacrimal Duct , Illinois M.J. 105:183-185 ( (April) ) 1954. 4. Loubere, M.: Restoration of Lacrimal Duct with Polyethylene Tubing , Bull. Soc. opht. France , pp. 134-142 ( (Feb.) ) 1955. 5. Bonacalto, G.: Dacryocystorhinostomy, with Polyethylene Tubing: A Simplified Technique , J. Internat. Coll. Surgeons , pp. 797-799 ( (Dec.) ) 1957. 6. Vincensio, H. B.: Use of Nylon Thread and Polyethylene Tubing in Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction , A.M.A. Arch. Ophth. 45:267 ( (March) ) 1956.Crossref 7. Illif, C. F.: A Simplified Dacryocystorhinostomy , Tr. Am. Acad. Ophth. 58:590-591, 1954. 8. Jones, L., and Boyden, G.: The Lacrimal Apparatus , in Otolaryngology , Hagerstown, Md., W. F. Prior Company, 1955, Vol. III, Chap. 29. 9. McLoone, J. J.: A Technique for Dacryocystorhinostomy , Tr. Pacific Coast Oto-Ophth. Soc. 38:231-241, 1957. 10. Viers, E. R.: Surgical Treatment of Lacrimal Drainage System , Texas J. Med. 46:111, 1950. 11. Viers, E. R.: Nonsurgical Treatment of Strictures of Nasolacrimal Drainage System , A.M.A. Arch. Ophth. 47:71-72 ( (Jan.) ) 1952.Crossref

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1961

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