dacryoliths

dacryoliths

Concretions found in the lacrimal apparatus, in the puncta or canaliculi which it may occlude. The concretions are usually composed of epithelial cells, lipid, nonspecific debris as well as calcium.
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A monitor shows the images obtained through the little endoscope in the probe, while an irrigation cannula and a laser or microdrill for treating stenoses and dacryoliths (stones in the lacrimal sac) are available options.
1) In the remaining 60% of patients, there appeared to be no obvious preoperative cause of obstruction; of these patients, 65% were found to have dacryoliths at surgery.