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Kazuyoshi Otomo, Miyuki Nagahara, Shirou Amano; Effect Of The Nunchaku-style Silicon Tube Intubation On The Repair Of Function In Patients With Lacrimal Canalicular Lacerations. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):1462.
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To evaluate the retrospective clinical results of a Nunchaku-style silicon tube (NST, keneka medical products, Japan) intubation in a lacrimal canalicular laceration (LCL).
10 cases with a traumatic LCL were evaluated retrospectively. The end of LCL adjacent lacrimal sac was found out with multiple tractional sutures, and the NST was inserted into the nasal side pass through the both lacrimal point respectively, and then Horner’s muscles were sutured to repair the LCL.
The patients followed-up periods for 5.6±5.7 months (0.6-20.2 months). There was a predominance of men (80%) and, there were all under lid injury. A Tear meniscus height was decreased from 0.5±0.1mm to 0.2±0.1mm (p=0.0003, paired t-test). The NST was removed by pulling at the eye at 2.5±2.8 months (0.2-9.1 months) after surgery.
This surgical procedure was achieved successful treatment with no complication and it will be applied without pigtail instruments.
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