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Contributor: Jordan M. Graff, M.D., University of Iowa
related: http://www.eyerounds.org/case26.htm

Category: Oculoplastics

Canalicular Laceration--repair

Canalicular Laceration--repair

Photo 1 shows the lacerated upper eyelid involving the superior canaliculus. A Pigtail probe has been passed through the intact inferior punctum and exits the torn proximal end of the lacerated canaliculus within the wound.

Canalicular Laceration--repair

Photo 2 shows the pigtail probe now within the distal end of the superior canaliculus. A silicone stent has been passed through the intact inferior canaliculus and now is seen within the wound.

Canalicular Laceration--repair

Photo 3 shows closure of the lid skin after canalicular repair with silicone stenting has been completed.

See eyerounds.org case 26 for detailed discussion and additional surgical photos.





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last updated: 02-08-2008
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