DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20173123

Endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy without stents: our experience

Preeti S. Raga, Amrith Laal Waghre

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Endoscopic endonasal dacryocysto- rhinostomy, External DCR, Dacryocystitis

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