Endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy without stents: our experience


  • Preeti S. Raga Department of ENT, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Telangana, India
  • Amrith Laal Waghre Department of ENT, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Telangana, India




Endoscopic endonasal dacryocysto- rhinostomy, External DCR, Dacryocystitis


Background: Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) for the treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction. The aims of the study were to assess the patency rate of endoscopic (ED DCR) using a technique similar to that described by McDonogh and Meiring but without the use of nasolacrimal silicone stents.

Methods: Endonasal dacryocysto-rhinostomies (ED DCRs) were performed without the use of silicone stents in 46 patients (20 male, 26 female). These patients were followed up for an average of eight months.  

Results: The procedure was successful in 86.95% of cases as measured by patient’s relief of symptoms and endoscopic visualization of a middle meatal ostium draining the lacrimal sac.

Conclusions: In our study ED DCR without stents had less complications and also a success rate of 86.95% achieved when compared with DCR with stents.


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