Facial nerve injury during external dacryocystorhinostomy.

  title={Facial nerve injury during external dacryocystorhinostomy.},
  author={M. Reza Vagefi and Bryan J Winn and Chun Cheng Lin and Bryan S. Sires and Steven Laukaitis and Richard Lee Anderson and John D. McCann},
  volume={116 3},
OBJECTIVE To describe weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle after external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) and propose an anatomic explanation for the complication. DESIGN Retrospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS Sixteen patients (13 female, 3 male) with a mean age of 60 years (median, 61 years; range, 34-85 years). METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed of consecutive patients who had nasolacrimal duct obstruction repair by external DCR. Patients were identified who… CONTINUE READING


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