Insertion of double bicanalicular silicone tubes after endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy in lacrimal canalicular stenosis: a 10-year experience

Caversaccio, Marco; Hausler, Rudolf (2006). Insertion of double bicanalicular silicone tubes after endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy in lacrimal canalicular stenosis: a 10-year experience. ORL, 68(5), pp. 266-9. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000093096

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To assess the long-term results of double bicanalicular silicone tubes in canalicular (presaccal) stenosis of the nasolacrimal duct system, a retrospective follow-up was performed on patients operated between 1992 and 2002. Forty-five patients were included in the study, 44 of whom had eyes with canalicular stenosis (primary dacryocystorhinostomy), 4 with congenital agenesis of the lacrimal duct system, and 3 cases after primary external dacryocystorhinostomy. Double bicanalicular silicone tubes were inserted, fixed in the vestibulum nasi, and left in place as long-term space holders. Of the 51 endonasal primary dacryocystorhinostomies with canalicular stenosis, 32 (63%) became symptom-free after one procedure. Nineteen (37%) patients had a relapse. Double silicone bicanalicular tube insertion as long-term spacers in canalicular stenoses has a number of advantages, but canalicular stenoses still remain a challenging area.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Caversaccio, Marco and Häusler, Rudolf

ISSN:

1423-0275

ISBN:

16679813

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:46

Last Modified:

08 Aug 2017 08:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000093096

PubMed ID:

16679813

Web of Science ID:

000240426000004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18911 (FactScience: 1181)

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