Endoscopic repair of failed dacryocystorhinostomy.

  title={Endoscopic repair of failed dacryocystorhinostomy.},
  author={James C Orcutt and Allen D. Hillel and Ernest A. Weymuller},
  journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={6 3},
Primary dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) failure is commonly due to scarring at the rhinostomy site. Nasolacrimal duct obstruction due to scarring may also occur in patients who have had their lacrimal bone removed during maxillary sinus surgery. Five patients following DCR and 3 patients after sinus surgery, all with constant epiphora, underwent endoscopic reconstruction of their lacrimal drainage system. Preoperatively, patency of the bony ostium was determined either by computed tomographic (CT… CONTINUE READING


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