Outpatient dacryocystorhinostomy

Ophthalmic Surg. 1991 Apr;22(4):222-4.


We report 105 dacryocystorhinostomy procedures in 87 patients performed on an outpatient basis. Seventy-six patients received local, and 29 received general, anesthesia. The patients left the hospital an average of 2.6 hours after surgery, but 14 were admitted after surgery--9 immediately, and 5 after some delay, primarily for epistaxis. There were no serious complications related to the outpatient nature of the surgery. The success rate was 94%. We conclude that outpatient dacryocystorhinostomy is successful, well accepted by patients, and safe, provided that inpatient care facilities are readily available should they be needed.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures*
  • Anesthesia / methods
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy*
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prognosis