Annals of African Medicine

: 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 231-

Surgical management of nasolachrymal duct obstruction in children

Sora Yasri1, Viroj Wiwantikit2,  
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria; Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

Correspondence Address:
Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok Thailand

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Yasri S, Wiwantikit V. Surgical management of nasolachrymal duct obstruction in children.Ann Afr Med 2014;13:231-231

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The publication on "surgical management of nasolachrymal duct obstruction in children" should be discussed in several aspects. Abdu and Salisu reported "nasolacrimal drainage obstructions (NLDO) was mostly of congenital origin and was characterized by delayed presentation [1]" and concluded "patients have a good outcome with external dacryocystorhinostomy. [1]" First, to conclude that the case is a congenital condition should be more evidenced. In fact, there are many problems that can lead to NLDO including the previous infections. [2] In cases that the conditions are actual congenital, "what the risk factors are" should be assessed and discussed. [3] Focusing on surgical management, there are many techniques. The outcome should be varies depending on the technique and experience of the surgeon. An interesting technique is the new "endoscopic intranasal surgery." [4]


1Abdu L, Salisu AD. Pattern and outcome of surgical management of nasolachrymal duct obstruction in children: A five year review. Ann Afr Med 2014;13:130-3.
2Borges Dinis P, Oliveira Matos T, Ângelo P. Does sinusitis play a pathogenic role in primary acquired obstructive disease of the lachrymal system? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013;148:685-8.
3Aldahash FD, Al-Mubarak MF, Alenizi SH, Al-Faky YH. Risk factors for developing congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Saudi J Ophthalmol 2014;28:58-60.
4Korkmaz H, Korkmaz M, Karakahya RH, Serhatli M. Endoscopic intranasal surgery for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction - A new approach. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013;77:918-21.