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June 1935

THE APPLICABILITY OF THE KRÖNLEIN OPERATION FOR THE REMOVAL OF CYSTICERCUS OF THE POSTERIOR HALF OF THE EYE

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Director of the N. A. Sjemaschko Eye Hospital GOMEL, U. S. S. R.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(6):1042-1050. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840060124012
Abstract

When the question of therapy of cysticercosis of the eye is considered, only the operative treatment should be accepted, since the other methods (killing of the parasite, treatment with Filix mas, the use of potassium iodide, neoarsphenamine and benzene, injections of corrosive mercuric chloride, electrolysis and treatment with radium) are seldom successful. Unfortunately, the success of operation is still doubtful, the incidence of failures generally amounting to from 30 to 40 per cent. This percentage would be considerably higher if one counted as failures the complicated, though finally successful, extractions accomplished by repeated introduction of traction instruments with a large loss of vitreous. My associates and I consider the operation successful if the cyst delivers itself, or falls out, after a small incision has been made and the edges of the scleral wound have been pulled apart. Dupuy-Dutemps,1 Smolianinov,2 Plasbinin,3 Lotin4 and Bursak5

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