Interventional radiology in the lacrimal drainage system

Ilgit E. T., Onal B., Coskun B.

European Journal of Radiology, vol.55, no.3, pp.331-339, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2005.03.006
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Radiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-339
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This article presents a review of the interventional radiological procedures in the lacrimal drainage system. Balloon dacryocystoplasty and nasolacrimal polyurethane stent placement are the main fluoroscopically guided interventions for the treatment of epiphora by recanalizing the obstructed LDS. These procedures can also be used for dacryolith removal and lacrimal sac abscess treatment. © 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.