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Early Versus Late Canalicular Laceration Repair Outcomes

To determine whether delayed repair of traumatic canalicular laceration affects the final outcome. Design Retrospective case series. Methods The medical records of 334 patients who underwent primary traumatic canalicular laceration repair were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the surgical timing within 48 hours (early) or after 48 hours (delayed). The anatomic results were compared between these 2 groups. The causes of delayed repair and the mean operation time were also analyzed. Results There were 23 failed cases among 301 patients (7.6%) who had a repair within 48 hours and 3 failed cases among 33 patients (9.1%) who had a repair after 48 hours (P = .732). The mean operation time was 62 minutes in the early group and 66.3 minutes in the delayed group, which showed no significant difference (P = .371). The major cause of delayed surgery was traumatic brain injury, followed by facial or orbital fracture, long bone fracture, and chest injury. Conclusions Delayed canalicular repair in unstable patients did not lead to poor results. An elective scheduling surgery, instead of an urgent repair, is feasible for an experienced surgeon.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0002939417303409

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