Dacryocystography or echography? Value of these diagnostic methods before and after dacryocystorhinostomy

Mihály Végh, János Németh, Pál Bordás

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Abstract

The results of the examinations of the lacrimal drainage system by means of dacryocystography and echography are described, and the comparative advantages of these two methods discussed. Dacryocystography provides exact radiophotographs of all parts of the lacrimal drainage system. Ultrasound diagnosis is applicable only in diseases of the lacrimal sac. It can be used well to indicate dacryocystorhinostomy and to control the condition after the operation. This method has some advantages over radiological diagnostics: it can be used without any contrast medium, the method is useful when either the canaliculi or the common canaliculus are occluded. It is quick, the patient is not exposed to radiation, it is not expensive, and the presence of another specialist is not necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalOrbit
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • Dacryocystography
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Echography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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