The length of unsutured mucosal margins in external dacryocystorhinostomy.

@article{Baldeschi2004TheLO,
  title={The length of unsutured mucosal margins in external dacryocystorhinostomy.},
  author={Lelio Baldeschi and Kerr Macandie and Christoph R. Hintschich},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2004},
  volume={138 5},
  pages={840-4}
}
PURPOSE To compare the extent of mucosal margins remaining unsutured at the end of external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) using single or double flap techniques and to evaluate the influence on outcome. DESIGN Prospective, consecutive case series. METHODS The number and length of mucosal margins remaining unsutured at the end of external DCR were evaluated in 64 patients. Mucosal anastomosis was performed using either a conservative (group 1) or extended (group 2) double flap, or a single… CONTINUE READING