Primary surgical repair of traumatic lacerations of the lacrimal canaliculi

Raymond F. MacGillivray, Mark R Stevens, Fla Miami

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Injuries of the lacrimal system are occasionally associated with maxillofacial trauma. Detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the lacrimal apparatus is essential for optimal treatment of these injuries. The pertinent anatomy is reviewed. Techniques for the diagnoses and repair of lacrimal injuries specific to the canaliculi are presented and discussed with emphasis on early detection and intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalOral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)


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