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.
|Translated title of the contribution||Posterior lacrimal sac approach technique without stenting in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
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