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81st Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

12.05. - 16.05.2010, Wiesbaden

Does the middle turbinate resection affect the success rate of endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy?

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Pavel Kominek - University Hospital Ostrava, Department of ORL, Czech Republic
  • Petr Matousek - University Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Stanislav Cervenka - University Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Tomas Pniak - University Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 81. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Wiesbaden, 12.-16.05.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10hnod604

DOI: 10.3205/10hnod604, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-10hnod6043

Published: April 22, 2010

© 2010 Kominek et al.
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Purpose: To evaluate if the partial resection of the head of the middle turbinate increases a patency of the rhinostomy in the primary endonasal dacryocystorhinostomies (EDCR).

Methods: The partial middle turbinate resection is performed during EDCRs in patients with the anteriorly enlarged middle turbinate to prevent rhinostomy closure. The definite evidence-based determination of the relative efficacy of partial turbinectomy has not been established so far.

The data were retrospectivelly collected in 630 primary EDCRs performed in the patients over 16 years old in the period 1994–2008. Only the patients with subsaccal nasolacrimal duct obstructions were involved in the study (228 cases); the patients with canalicular obstructions and secondary surgical procedures (silicone intubation, Mitomycin C, ethmoidectomy, septoplasty) were excluded. The success rates of patients with the partial middle turbinate resection (group I) and without resection (group II) were compared one year after the surgery.

Results: The overall success rate was 214/228 (93.9%) in EDCRs with/without partial turbinate resections. In group I the success rate was 94/96 (97.9%), in group II 120/132 (90.9%). The differences between the results in groups I and II were statistically significant (p<0.05).

Conclusions: The partial middle turbinate resection significantly improves the success rate in the primary EDCRs.