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BRANCO NETO, Epaminondas Castelo; BRANCO, André Barbosa Castelo; BRANCO, Bruno Castelo  and  MARBACK, Eduardo Ferrari. Treatment of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 1994, vol.57, n.4, pp.248-253. ISSN 1678-2925.

A series of 48 children with congenital nasolacrimal system obstruction were treated with local hidrostatic massage of Crigler.

The obstruction was resolved in 42 (87,5%) patients. The six patients who didn't respond to the massage were cured with one probing of the nasolacrimal system.

Keywords : Nasolacrimal duct.

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