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Significance of adjunctive mitomycin C in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy.
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PMID:  21392851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to observe the effect of intraoperative topical application of mitomycin C (MMC) on the results of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. DESIGN: This is a prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind study. SETTINGS: Hospitalized treatment was done in a tertiary medical college hospital and research center that deals with a predominantly rural population. PATIENTS: Patients with primary acquired postsaccal obstruction causing chronic dacryocystitis were considered. METHODS: A total of 38 patients were randomized into either a mitomycin group or a control group. Both of these groups were subjected to an identical surgical procedure, except that 0.2 mg/dL of MMC was used in the mitomycin group, whereas normal saline was used in the control group. The follow-up period was at least 6 months. An asymptomatic patient with a visible stoma at nasendoscopy and free flow of saline into the nose with lacrimal syringing after 6 months after surgery was used as criteria for defining a successful result. RESULTS: The success rate was 82.3% when MMC was used and 85.7% among the controls (P > .05). Granulations, adhesions, and obliterative sclerosis occurred in a similar number of patients of both groups. However, granulations and adhesions did not have a bearing on the success rate in either group. CONCLUSION: Mitomycin C did not appear to influence the occurrence of granulations, synechiae, or obliterative sclerosis, nor did it alter the success rate significantly.
Thomas Prasannaraj; B Y Praveen Kumar; Indira Narasimhan; K V Shivaprakash
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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