The presence of anatomical endonasal variants (concha bullosa, nasal septal deviation, or hypertrophic turbinates) may cause more complications in patients with epiphora who have external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). The purpose of this study was to assess the results of surgical placement of a stent in 28 patients. They were randomised into two groups and had either DCR or placement of a Song's polyurethane stent. They were followed up for 18 months. Twenty-six patients had a good result. The success rate was 13/14 for those who had DCR and 13/14 for those who had a stent. Operating time was significantly less for placing a stent (mean (SD) 15 (2) minutes) compared with 40 (3) minutes for DCR (p <0.01). Placement of a polyurethane stent is an effective and short procedure for nasolacrimal obstruction, which is suitable for patients with unusual intranasal conditions.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Rivista||Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2007|
- dacryocystorhinostomy, Song's polyurethane stent