J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 54(6); 2013 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2013;54(6):839-844.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2013.54.6.839    Published online June 15, 2013.
Dacryocystographic Findings in Unilateral Epiphora with Patent Lacrimal Drainage System.
Tae Hyup Kim, Jung Hye Lee, Jung Hyun Ahn, Jung Hoon Kim, Yoon Duck Kim, Kyung In Woo
1Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. eyeminded@hanmail.net
2Department of Ophthalmology, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
개방성 눈물 배출계를 가진 편측 눈물흘림 환자에서 눈물주머니 조영술 소견
김태협1⋅이정혜1⋅안정현1⋅김정훈2⋅김윤덕1⋅우경인1
Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine1, Seoul, Korea
Department of Ophthalmology, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine2, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
PURPOSE
To evaluate the morphologic change in the lacrimal drainage system using dacryocystography in patients with unilateral epiphora with patent lacrimal drainage system. METHODS: Clinical records of patients referred to our clinic for epiphora between October 2007 and August 2011 were reviewed. The study group included 38 patients who had symptoms of unilateral epiphora with patent lacrimal drainage system. The studied patients included 10 males and 28 females with ages varying between 24 and 72 years. RESULTS: Abnormal dacryocystographic findings in the tearing eye were 78.9% and abnormal dacryocystographic findings in the asymptomatic eye were 47.4%. Common abnormal findings included distal nasolacrimal duct stenosis, distal nasolacrimal duct dilatation and nasolacrimal sac dilatation. CONCLUSIONS: In many cases, morphologic change in the lacrimal drainage system was observed in patients with unilateral epiphora with patent lacrimal drainage system. Dacryocystographic findings may contribute in devising a treatment plan for these patients.
Key Words: Dacryocystography;DCG;Epiphora;Lacrimal drainage system


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