Mechanical endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy versus external dacryocystorhinostomy.

  title={Mechanical endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy versus external dacryocystorhinostomy.},
  author={Angelo C Tsirbas and Garry Davis and Peter John Wormald},
  journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={20 1},
PURPOSE To compare the success rates of a new mechanical endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (MENDCR) technique and the conventional external dacryocystorhinostomy technique (Ext-DCR). METHODS A prospective, nonrandomized interventional comparative case series of 31 consecutive MENDCRs and 24 Ext-DCRs performed from January 1999 to December 2000. Patients with anatomic nasolacrimal duct obstruction were included in the study; previous lacrimal surgery and functional nasolacrimal and canalicular… CONTINUE READING