Dacryocystorhinostomy

Dacryocystorhinostomy: The surgical creation of a passage between the lacrimal sac (tear sac) and the nasal cavity to permit the drainage of tears. Dacryocystorhinostomy may be done to remedy an obstructed nasolacrimal duct.
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dacryocystorhinostomy

<procedure> Surgical fistulization of the lacrimal sac for external drainage of an obstructed nasolacrimal duct. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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dacryocystorhinostomy

(dak″re-o-sis″to-ri-nosĀ“tә-me) surgical creation of an opening between the lacrimal sac and nasal cavity.
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dacryocystorhinostomy

dacryocystorhinostomy 1. A surgically created opening between the lacrimal sac and the nasal cavity. 2. A surgical creation of a communication between the lacrimal sac and the nasal cavity.
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dacryocystorhinostomy

dacryocystorhinotomy, dacryocystorhinostomy The passage of a probe through the lacrimal sac into the nasal cavity.
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dacryocystorhinostomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: dak′rē-ō-sis′tō-rī-nos′tō-mē Definitions: 1. An operation providing an anastomosis between the lacrimal sac and the nasal mucosa through an opening in the lacrimal bone.
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Dacryocystorhinostomy

Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a surgical procedure to restore the flow of tears into the nose from the lacrimal sac when the nasolacrimal duct does not function. ==Process== ===Traditional=== A small incision is made on the side of the nose and some bone is removed to make a connection to the nose. Drains are left behind to prevent the gap from c...
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