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Revista mexicana de oftalmología

On-line version ISSN 2604-1227Print version ISSN 0187-4519


PABLOS-BUITRON, Eva et al. Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. Results in 172 patients. Rev. mex. oftalmol [online]. 2021, vol.95, n.4, pp.144-148.  Epub July 30, 2021. ISSN 2604-1227.


Dacryocystorhinostomy is the technique of choice for the treatment of lower lacrimal duct obstruction and recurrent dacryocystitis. Although open surgery has the highest success rates, nowadays endoscopic techniques offer advantages in terms of duration of surgery, simplicity of the technique, reproducibility, absence of scarring, and reduction of discomfort for the patient, with a high success rate. Currently, endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy is the chosen technique in the Hospital Universitario de A Coruña.


The data of the surgeries performed for 3 years have been collected with the objective of analyzing the results comparing them with those described in the literature.


We analyzed the results of 172 patients with a total of 220 endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomies performed between January 2014 and March 2017.


According to the patency test, the success rate was 83.5%, and only 12.7% required reoperation.


Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy is currently the preferred technique for ophthalmologists and otorhinolaryngologists for the treatment of chronic lacrimal obstruction. Its success rates are high, and it offers multiple advantages over the open technique.

Keywords : Lacrimal duct obstruction; Endoscopic; Dacryocystorhinostomy; Epiphora; Dacryocystitis.

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