J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 56(11); 2015 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2015;56(11):1667-1670.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2015.56.11.1667    Published online November 15, 2015.
Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy Using Ultrasonic Bone Aspirator.
Soo Jung Lee, Jung Yup Kim, Jae Hwan Kwon
1Department of Ophthalmology, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. kris9352@hanmail.net
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
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인제대학교 의과대학 인제대학교 해운대백병원 안과학교실1, 고신대학교 의과대학 고신대학교 복음병원 이비인후 갑상선 두경부외과학교실2
Received: 20 March 2015   • Revised: 4 June 2015   • Accepted: 31 July 2015
To report the results of 15 endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (eDCR) cases using ultrasonic bone aspirator (UBA) and evaluate the UBA efficiency in these surgeries. METHODS: Fifteen eyes of 12 patients presenting with nasolacrimal duct obstruction were evaluated in the present study. eDCR and osteotomy were performed using UBA (Cusa excel, Integra, New Jersey, NJ, USA) from January 2014 to June 2014. RESULTS: All the patients showed complete resolution of the epiphora. There were no complications or recurrences for a minimum of 10 months postoperatively. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report on eDCR using UBA. The surgeries were successful and no complications were observed. eDCR using UBA is an easy, safe and effective technique with minimal heat production, minimal damage to the surrounding soft tissue and quick and precise bone removal.
Key Words: Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy;Ultrasonic bone aspirator

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