Endoscopic-Guided Single Self-Linking of Stents



External dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a commonly done surgical procedure for treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstructions. Although the success rates are high, the literature reports the failure rates to range from 1 to 10 % [1, 2]. Among the causes of failure, the most common ones include occlusion of the rhinostomy by either cicatrix, common canalicular obstruction, ostium granuloma, or synechiae [3–5]. The aim of a DCR surgery is therefore twofold, not only to successfully create an ostium but also to take steps to prevent its reclosure. One such step is the use of bicanalicular stents.


Inferior Turbinate Nasolacrimal Duct Middle Meatus Endoscopic Guidance Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dacryology ServiceL.V. Prasad Eye InstituteBanjara Hills, HyderabadIndia

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