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Pediatric Endoscopic DCR: The Outcome in 50 Patients

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Abstract

Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction is a very common condition affecting 20 % of infants. Pediatric DCR is indicated when there is no response to previous therapy like probing, or is associated with recurrent dacryocystitis. This is a retrospective case series study of 50 pediatric patients who underwent endoscopic DCR in two centers, Jordan University Hospital/Jordan, and Mosul teaching and private hospitals/Iraq. The age ranged from 3 to 12 years with a mean of 6.2 years. The overall success rate of endoscopic DCR was 90 %, and failed cases were mainly due to presaccal obstruction. No major complications were reported, but minor complications occurred in about 60 % of cases. As a conclusion, endoscopic DCR is a safe and effective procedure in pediatric age group.

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Saeed, B.M.N., Tawalbeh, M. Pediatric Endoscopic DCR: The Outcome in 50 Patients. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 66, 276–280 (2014) doi:10.1007/s12070-013-0690-2

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Keywords

  • Endoscopic DCR (EDCR)
  • Pediatrics