A meta-analysis of primary dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation.

@article{Feng2011AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of primary dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation.},
  author={Yi-fan Feng and Jian-qiu Cai and Jiayu Zhang and Xiao-hui Han},
  journal={Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={521-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine possible differences in success rates of primary dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with and without silicone intubation, and to find out whether the use of silicone tubes is beneficial. DESIGN A literature search was conducted in the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Controlled Trials Register to identify potentially relevant controlled trials. METHODS Language was restricted to English. The surgical techniques were categorized into external DCR (EX-DCR), endonasal laser-assisted… CONTINUE READING