Nuclear lacrimal scan vs dacryocystography.

G. R. Saparoff, T. Chaudhuri, T. Chaudhuri, K. D. Dolan, J. H. Christie

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Abstract

The lacrimal drainage systems of 78 eyes were studied by technetium scanning at the University of Iowa and, of these, 25 were also subjected to conventional contrast dacryocystography. Twenty-six eyes were asymptomatic for epiphora and normal scans were recorded on all of them. All of the remaining 52 symptomatic eyes had an abnormal lacrimal scan with either a presac or a postsac blockage. In general, there was good correlation with dacryocystography, with the exception of three cases of functional block which had a normal dacryocystogram. Technetium scanning should serve as a valuable tool for diagnosing and localizing lacrimal obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)OP566-574
JournalTransactions - American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Volume81
Issue number4 pt 1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1976

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