Active transport dacryocystography in evaluating lacrimal drainage system after rhinoplasty

Unlu H., Caylan R., Kutlu N., Imamoglu M., Unal M., Yuceturk A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RHINOLOGY, vol.10, no.2, pp.87-91, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.2500/105065896781795085
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-91
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


In order to evaluate the effects of lateral osteotomies performed during rhinoplastic surgery on the lacrimal drainage system, a new technique for imaging the lacrimal passages, Active Transport Dacryocystography, was applied in a total of 16 patients. In all cases, free passage of contrast media from the punctum to the inferior meatus was observed. We did not record any pathologic alteration such as mucosal edema or discontinuity of the bony structure that would have resulted in nasolacrimal obstruction.