A comparative study of external and endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy - a preliminary report.

Research paper by S S David, R R Raju, A A Job, J J Richard

Indexed on: 01 Dec '99Published on: 01 Dec '99Published in: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery


This prospective study was done ta compare the results of external and endonasal dacryocys-torhinostomy (DCR). 6 patients were studied under each group. Success rate for external DCR was 93.3% and endonasal was DCR 100%. The technique, merits and disadvantages of both the procedures are discussed as well as the advantages of endonasal DCR highlighted.