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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2008, 8(1): 7-13 Back to browse issues page
Dacryocystorhinostomy with budkin tube operation in patients with chronic Dacryocystitis
Habib Ojaghi , Rahim Masoumi, Masoumeh Mohammadi
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Background & Objective: one of the most common causes of Epiphora or lacrimation or recurrent infection is Dacryocystitis. The Dacryocystorhinostomy operation, which involves fistulization of the lacrimal sac into the nasal cavity may alleviate the symptoms. Since the routine usage of silicon tube in DCR operation for reducing the replapse has been a controversial issue, This study was done to investigate the rate of success of DCR operation
with silicone tube.
Methods: This study was a cross-sectional descriptive study in which all of the patients (189) who had history of DCR at Sina and Alavi hospitals were asked to continue the treatment after the operation through contact or follow up from home. So the results of their records were analyzed statistically.
Results: 102 out of 189 patients had history of operation who had referred for follow up, in terms of most prevalent symptoms, epiphora and purulent discharge was the highest 55.6% and the second one was epiphora alone 29.1%. The operation prevalence was more in women 74.1%. than in men 25.9% and unilateral involvement 97.3% was more than bilateral one. The highest age prevalence in DCR operation was 30-60 years. The surgery was successful in 82.3%. It was a little more successful in men (85.7%) than in women and the mean age of patients with successful DCR surgery was more than that of patients with unsuccessful DCR surgery.
Conclusion: The results showed that the rate of recovery in unilateral involvement is more than that of bilateral involvement. Also, success after the operation in patients whose primary complain was only purulent discharge was significantly more than those whose primary complain was epiphora and purulent discharge, It also seems that routine application of silicon tuby in DCR surgery has no effect in the increase of recovery and decrease of disease
recurrency which of course more prospective studies are required to prove this.
Keywords: Dacryocystorhinostomy, Dacryocystitis, Purulent Discharge, Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction, Silicon Tube
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Type of Study: article | Subject: Special
Received: 2007/01/22 | Accepted: 2008/05/22 | Published: 2008/12/13

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