Computed tomography dacryocystography

Eur J Radiol. 1995 Jan;19(2):128-31. doi: 10.1016/0720-048x(94)00385-p.


Twenty-one patients with epiphora were examined by conventional dacryocystography, using Lipiodol as a contrast medium, and CT dacryocystography, using a water soluble contrast medium. In the latter, the material was not introduced under pressure but three or four drops were administered, providing a physiological method of investigation. Subsequently, CT dacryocystography provides functional information about lacrimal disorders and is easy to use.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Contrast Media / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iodized Oil
  • Lacrimal Apparatus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*


  • Contrast Media
  • Iodized Oil