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Prophylaxis of nasolacrimal duct obstruction after major sinus surgery using a silicone stent

  • Edward W. Fisher (a1), Peter M. Clarke (a2) and Anthony D. Cheesman (a1) (a2)


Damage to the nasolacrimal duct during major sinus procedures results in troublesome symptoms of epiphora and acute infection. Prophylactic stenting of the lacrimal apparatus using a silicone stent is described as a means of preventing such complications.


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The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DA.


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