Endoscopic 'cold steel' versus laser dacryocystorhinostomy: completing the audit cycle.

@article{Lester2008EndoscopicS,
  title={Endoscopic 'cold steel' versus laser dacryocystorhinostomy: completing the audit cycle.},
  author={Shane Lester and Andrew K. Robson and M A Bearn},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 9},
  pages={
          924-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Dacryocystorhinostomy via an endonasal route has been adopted in our department. This audit study describes and compares our results for external, laser endonasal and 'cold steel' endonasal techniques. Success was defined as a subjective report of eye watering being 'better' or 'cured'. Data were obtained from a retrospective review of the medical records of all patients undergoing primary dacryocystorhinostomy in our department. 'Gold standard': External dacryocystorhinostomy… CONTINUE READING

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