A novel technique for dacryocystorhinostomy tube insertion

İbrahim Cukurova, İlker Burak Arslan, Anıl Hışmi, Suphi Bulgurcu, Erdem Atalay Cetinkaya
2020 Romanian Journal of Rhinology  
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this paper is to describe a simple and safer silicone tube insertion technique in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS. In our technique, steel wire is inserted into a rigid suction tube (3 mm in diameter) immediately after the medial wall of the sac under endoscopic view. The duration of retrieving the wire from the sac and out of the nasal passage, the number of mucosal lacerations and bleeding were compared with conventional methods such as using
more » ... ods such as using retrieval device or forceps. RESULTS. The duration of retrieving the wire from the sac and out of the nasal passage and mucosal laceration were statistically reduced (P<0.05) in this novel technique when compared with other methods. CONCLUSION. Sheltering the sharp end of the wire with a suction cannula is a safe and easy method without using any additional tools
doi:10.2478/rjr-2020-0005 fatcat:4nuv4ndqgjfpnmjyux426vrbmy