Endoscopic Surgery of the Lacrimal Drainage System

  • Livio Presutti
  • Francesco Mattioli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Daniele Marchioni, Margherita Bettini, Davide Soloperto
    Pages 1-12
  3. Elio Maria Cunsolo, Elisa Cigarini, Marcella Menichetti
    Pages 13-22
  4. Francesco Mattioli, Sara Valerini, Marco Bonali, Gabriele Molteni
    Pages 23-31
  5. Davide Farina, Francesco Laffranchi, Marco Ravanelli, Andrea Borghesi, Roberto Maroldi
    Pages 33-44
  6. Isida Cena, Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Federico Gioacchini
    Pages 45-52
  7. Marco Trebbi, Francesco Mattioli, Davide Soloperto, Margherita Bettini, Livio Presutti
    Pages 53-62
  8. Angelo Ghidini, Maria Paolo Alberici, Michael Ghirelli
    Pages 63-75
  9. Greco Marco Giuseppe, Guarino Pierre, Tassi Sauro, Livio Presutti
    Pages 77-83
  10. Domenico Villari, Pierre Guarino, Marco Ruberto
    Pages 85-90
  11. Davide Mattavelli, Davide Lombardi, Marco Ferrari, Piero Nicolai
    Pages 91-99

About this book


This manual covers all aspects of endoscopic surgery of the lacrimal drainage system. Step-by-step descriptions are provided of endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR) and its use in revision surgery, accompanied by numerous helpful photographs and anatomical drawings. In addition, clear flow charts are included to aid in diagnostic and surgical decision making and identify surgical indications. Essential information is provided on anatomy, physiology, and pathology, and an individual chapter is devoted to imaging of the lacrimal drainage system. Further topics include lacrimal probes and stents, potential complications of surgery, and endoscopic DCR in the pediatric age group. This book will assist the practitioner in negotiating the steep learning curve involved in gaining the skills needed to perform endoscopic surgery of the lacrimal drainage system, which offers significant advantages in terms of avoidance of external incisions and maintenance of the lacrimal pump.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Livio Presutti
    • 1
  • Francesco Mattioli
    • 2
  1. 1.ModenaItaly
  2. 2.Head and Neck DepartmentUniversity Hospital of Modena ModenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20632-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20633-2
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology