Dacriocistorinostomia endoscopica con approccio posteriore al sacco lacrimale senza utilizzo di stent

Translated title of the contribution: Posterior lacrimal sac approach technique without stenting in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

E. Emanuelli, F. Pagella, G. Dané, A. Pusateri, G. Giourgos, P. Carena, E. Antoniazzi, P. Verdecchia, E. Matti

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy by the posterior lacrimal sac approach without use of lacrimal stents or harvest of mucosal flaps as a valid surgical procedure for the treatment of an obstruction of the lacrimal pathways. A retrospective evaluation was conducted in a cohort of 75 patients between 2007 and 2011. A total of 78 endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomies were analyzed in 75 patients. After a mean follow-up of 25.7 months (minimum 12 months), 93.3% had a complete relief of symptoms after surgery. Our experience appears to confirm that the endoscopic posterior lacrimal sac approach with no stent insertion or mucosal flaps creation is a good alternative to other known endoscopic procedures.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)324-328
Number of pages5
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)

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