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82nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

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

01.06. - 05.06.2011, Freiburg

The laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy procedure – an update

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 82. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Freiburg i. Br., 01.-05.06.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11hnod675

DOI: 10.3205/11hnod675, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11hnod6751

Published: April 19, 2011

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Dacryocystorhinostomy is a widespread procedure carried out by otorhinolaryngologists in or without collaboration with ophthalmologists. Multiple techniques have been employed so far, combining personal skillness with technology transfer. The endonasal usage of laser technology in this field has further expended the capabilities of otorhinolaryngologists. An update of current implications is thoroughly presented and analyzed. The state-of-the-art of this delicate procedure is presented in detail.