Endoscopic laser-assisted dacryocistorhinostomy DCR with the placement of a customised silicone and Teflon bicanalicular stent endoscopic laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

A. D'Ecclesia, R. F. Cocchi, F. Giordano, E. Mazzilli, C. Longo, Antonio Laborante

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Abstract

Introduction: We present our experience in endoscopic laser assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) analyzing the results obtained with a new technique that involves placing bicanalicolar silicone stent more Teflon tube, in combination with paraseptal silastic sheet. Materials and Methods: In our study 49 of 57 patients (85%) at a mean follow up of at least 12 months have not reported epiphora or more episodes of acute dacryocystitis. Results: 49 out of the 57 patients (85%) in our group reported no additional epiphora or episodes of acute dacryocystitis. Conclusion: Endoscopic DCR is currently the gold standard for sac and post-sac stenosis given the minimal invasiveness of the procedure and the long-term results that appear comparable to those obtained with extrinsic DCR. The principal problem is cicatricial stenosis that can occlude the stoma over time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e391-e394
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume165
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Dacryocystitis
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Silicone and Teflon bicanalicular stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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