Evaluation of the canalicular entrance into the lacrimal sac: An anatomical study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lacrimal Apparatus
  • Nasolacrimal Duct

abstract

  • This study provides direct anatomical evidence that the prevalence of separate canalicular orifices in the lacrimal sac is lower than previously reported (<1%). Additionally, the presence of a valve-like structure at the canalicular/lacrimal sac junction is common. These observations can potentially play a role in evaluating and treating lacrimal system pathology.

publication date

  • July 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31820d1f7b

PubMed ID

  • 21464790

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 298

end page

  • 303

volume

  • 27

number

  • 4