The evolution of endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy.

  title={The evolution of endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy.},
  author={Lynnette M Watkins and Parviz Janfaza and Peter A. D. Rubin},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  volume={48 1},
Dacryocystorhinostomy is an important treatment in the relief of tearing. Through the years, there have been several advances in this procedure. Once performed only from an external approach, the advent of rigid endoscopes and endoscopic instrumentation has made the endonasal approach a reality. Advantages of the endonasal approach include lack of a cutaneous incision and excellent visualization of intranasal pathology, which is often the cause of dacryocystorhinostomy failure. Preoperative… CONTINUE READING