[Reconstruction of lacrimal ducts]

Laryngorhinootologie. 1993 Sep;72(9):445-9. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-997933.
[Article in German]


For reconstruction of lacrimal drainage after injury of tumour resection indications, surgical technique and results of five surgical procedures are presented: primary suture with splinting, conjunctivorhinostomy, endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy, Heermann tube and mobilisation of nasolacrimal duct. Performing these techniques, solitary or in combination, one achieves almost a good lacrimal drainage. The results of our retrospective study are based upon a combination of subjective and objective findings. Success rate was 96% for direct suturing of the tear ducts with intubation, 100% for conjunctivorhinostomy, 96% for endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy in case of postsaccal stenosis, 83% for Heermann/Jones tube and 100% for relocation of the nasolacrimal duct.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dacryocystorhinostomy / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Nasolacrimal Duct / injuries*
  • Nasolacrimal Duct / surgery
  • Suture Techniques / instrumentation