[Endonasal microsurgical treatment of lacrimal duct stenoses. Indications, technique and results]

HNO. 1993 Jan;41(1):11-8.
[Article in German]


In a retrospective study we examined the indications, results and complications of endonasal microscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. Eighty-five operations were evaluated. Surgical success was proven in 83% for all indications using a combination of subjective judgement and objective findings. For the so-called classic indications--postsaccal stenosis, functional stenosis dacryolith and acute empyema--the operation was successful in 91% of cases. There were no permanent side effects.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Dacryocystitis / surgery*
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy* / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsurgery / instrumentation*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*