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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

About the editors

Professor Livio Presutti has been Director of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery (ENT, ocular surgery, maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, and neurosurgery) of Modena General Hospital and Professor of Surgery at the University of Reggio Emilia since 2003. He is co-founder of the International Working Group on Endoscopic Middle Ear Surgery and head of a multidisciplinary team (including radiologists, oncologists, pathologists and radiotherapists) which each week deliberates on the optimal therapeutic approach in cases of head and neck cancer. He has more than 20 years of experience in endoscope-assisted paranasal sinus surgery, microscope-assisted otoneurosurgery and laryngeal surgery and pioneered endoscope-assisted middle ear surgery and cerebellopontine angle surgery, as well as the use of new devices such as the Tullio and Diodi laser and piezoelectric surgery. He has published more than 50 articles in national and international journals.

Francesco Mattioli currently works in the Otolaryngology Department at Modena General Hospital. After his residency in this discipline, he worked at the Pediatric Surgery Department of the Hôpital Robert Debrè in Paris, the Catholic Hospital of North Kingnakopp, Kenya and the Hôpital St. Jean de Dieu in Tanguità, Benin. He has authored more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endoscopic Surgery of the Lacrimal Drainage System
  • Editors Livio Presutti
    Francesco Mattioli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-20632-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35317-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-20633-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 99
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Head and Neck Surgery
    Diagnostic Radiology
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