Duration 5min, Q&A 3min
Canalicular Laceration Repair: Experience with a Mew Monocanalicular Silicon Tube
To investigate about the effectiveness and complications of traumatic canalicular laceration repair with MasterkaTM tube.
This is an interventional case-series study on patients with canalicular laceration repaired with monocanalicular MastrekaTM tube.
Canalicular laceration repair was performed under general anesthesia using operating microscope for each patient. After apposition of two ends of lacerated canalicule, Masterka tube was pushed from the punctum into the canalicule. Metal guide was removed after that the punctal plug was secured.It was removed at visit of third post-op month and at 6th post-op month the anatomic and funcional success were assessed by diagnostic probing and asking the patient using a questionnaire about tearing respectively.
Results and Conclusion
Twenty five patients (19 males and 6 females) with canalicular laceration were repaired with MasterkaTM tube. The mean age was 23+8 years. Ten patients were affected by sharp trauma and the others were affected by blunt trauma. Lower canalicule was involved in 16 cases (69%). The tube was removed within 12.4+1.7 weeks. Extrusion of the stent occurred in three patient during the follow up period. At 6-months follow up canalicular stenosis was detected by diagnostic probing in 6 patients. No patient was suffering from epiphora.
In conclusion,canalicular intubation with MasterkaTM seems an effective and safe method for traumatic canalicular laceration repair.
[ Keyword ]
canalicular laceration, / silicon tube / Masterka
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