The Use of a Venous Catheter as a Stent for Treatment of Acquired Punctal and Canalicular Stenosis

Alessandro Meduri, Leandro Inferrera, Giuseppe Tumminello, Rino Frisina, Matteo Forlini, Stephen Kaufman, Pasquale Aragona

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Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe a simple technique to insert a venous catheter as a stent for the treatment of acquired punctal and canalicular stenosis. METHODS: We performed this technique using a central venous catheter as a stent for the treatment of acquired punctal and canalicular stenosis. RESULTS: The results show the easy availability of the material used for the intervention, its easy execution, and the low costs of materials. The goal of this technique is to have a lacrimal dot dilated and canalicular duct easy to irrigate. CONCLUSION: The use of a venous catheter as a stent for treatment of acquired punctal and canalicular stenosis seems to be simple, safe, repeatable, and noninvasive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2544-2545
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of craniofacial surgery
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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