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Comparative study of external dacrocystorhinostomy with silicone tube intubation with endoscopic endonasal dacrocystorhinostomy in patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction


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Author Details : Alhaj Farhath Tasneem*, Vittal I Nayak, Nagalakshmi Narayanaswamy, Harsha Pandiyan, Singri Niharika Prasad

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 109-113


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Abstract

Aim: To compare the outcome following external dacrocystorhinostomy with silicon tube intubation with
endoscopic endonasal dacrocystorhinostomy in patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
Materials and Methods: A prospective randomized comparative study conducted for 4years 6months
in a teaching hospital with 26 cases of external dacrocystorhinostomy with silicon tube intubation and
15cases of endonasal dacrocystorhinostomy with a regular follow-up over 3years.Data regarding outcome
and complications were analyzed and compared using chi-square test.
Results: Total of 41 patients was included in the study, 22 were females and 19 were males. The mean
age for external dacrocystorhinostomy with silicon tube intubation and endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy
was 36.69 years and 39.33years respectively. Epiphora was the commonest presenting symptom (92.3%).
Lid edema in postoperative period (3.8%) was the most common complication noted in external
dacrocystorhinostomy with silicon tube intubation and bleeding, synechiae formation in endoscopic
dacrocystorhinostomy (4.9%).The primary success rate was 100% with external dacrocystorhinostomy with
silicon tube intubation, although 5.6% of patients had complications which were treatable and comparable
to endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy which was 90% (P value 0.0477 respectively) with two patients
requiring revision procedure with successful outcome over follow-up.
Conclusion: The outcome of both external dacryocystorhinostomy with silicon tube intubation and
endonasal dacrocystorhinostomy were comparable, although complications were high in endonasal
dacrocystorhinostomy (46.8%) with two requiring revision procedure due to failure and results were
statistically significant. Therefore external dacrocystorhinostomy with silicon tube intubation can be
considered as a primary procedure in patients with epiphora for better success rates and improvement
in quality of life in pediatric case.

Keywords: Epiphora, Silicone tube, Dacryocystorhinostomy.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijooo.2020.023

How to cite : Tasneem A F, Nayak V I, Narayanaswamy N, Pandiyan H, Prasad S N, Comparative study of external dacrocystorhinostomy with silicone tube intubation with endoscopic endonasal dacrocystorhinostomy in patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2020;6(2):109-113

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