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Long-term follow-up of external dacryocystorhinostomy and the factors affecting its success.

Authors
  • Erdöl, Hidayet
  • Akyol, Nurettin
  • Imamoglu, Halil Ibrahim
  • Sözen, Engin
Type
Published Article
Journal
Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2005
Volume
24
Issue
2
Pages
99–102
Identifiers
PMID: 16191796
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In comparison to newly developed surgical techniques for the treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction, Ex-DCR still appears to offer higher success rates, even after long-term follow-up. In addition to being a cost-effective procedure, it requires no sophisticated instruments. In our opinion, the high success rates may be explained by the nature of the operation, which creates a fistula between the sac and the nasal mucosa.

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