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Endonasal CO2-Nd:YAG laser dacryocystorhinostomy.
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PMID:  7747579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A preliminary series of endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy was carried out on 12 patients with nasolacrimal obstruction using a recently developed combined CO2-Nd:YAG laser that was guided by a fiberoptic light pipe inserted into the lacrimal sac through lacrimal canaliculi. The lacrimal passages were stented using silicone tubing that was kept in place for 6 months postoperatively. At an average follow-up time of 14.3 months the success rate was 83%. The advantages of the operation include a relatively short operation time, quick rehabilitation, absence of a skin wound, good hemostasis, and preservation of canthal anatomy.
H Seppä; R Grenman; J Hartikainen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta ophthalmologica     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0001-639X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh)     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-12     Completed Date:  1995-06-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370347     Medline TA:  Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh)     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Central University Hospital of Turku, University of Turku, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Dacryocystorhinostomy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Lacrimal Duct Obstruction / surgery*
Laser Therapy*
Middle Aged
Nasolacrimal Duct / surgery*

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