Obstrução primária do dueto nasolacrimal: proposta de classificação histopatológica

Obstrução primária do dueto nasolacrimal: proposta de classificação histopatológica

Autores:

Simone Haber Duellberg von Faber Bison,
Paulo Sérgio de Moraes Barros,
José Wilson Cursino,
Ralph Cohen

ARTIGO ORIGINAL

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.61 no.1 São Paulo fev. 1998

http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.19980099

SUMMARY

The purpose was to determine and classify the histological changes that occur on primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction. It was made a prospective study of 51 specimens biopsed during external dacryocystorrinostomy in 50 cases of primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction. The ducts were classified on three histopathological patterns: inflammatory in chronification (9.8%), inflammatory chronic without fibrous obliteration (58.8%) and inflammatory chronic with fibrous obliteration (31.4%>).

There was a positive association between the third pattern and the absence of luminal epithelium.

The three histopathological patterns didn't show difference when compared in relation to the evolution period of the symptoms.

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