Epiphora due to nasolacrimal duct obstruction is a common condition worsening one’s quality of life. It requires surgical treatment. We present a combined technique of transnasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy with simultaneous limited septoplasty, circumostial mitomycin C injection and the use of tissue glue in a case of a 72-year-old patient with nasolacrimal duct obstruction complicated by septal deviation. The multiprocedure surgery was performed successfully. Follow-up time was 2 years. The patient remained asymptomatic within the observation time. Functional and anatomical success was achieved. We believe that the transnasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy extended by limited endoscopic septoplasty, circumostial mitomycin C injection and the use of fibrin glue may be a solution for selected cases of nasolacrimal obstruction accompanied by significant local septal deviation.
- nose and throat/otolaryngology
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Contributors RN has conducted the surgery and written the paper. IN has done the review on mitomycin C and tissue glue.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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