Does the middle turbinate resection affect the success rate of endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy?

Pavel Kominek, Petr Matousek, Stanislav Cervenka & Tomas Pniak
Purpose: To evaluate if the partial resection of the head of the middle turbinate increases a patency of the rhinostomy in the primary endonasal dacryocystorhinostomies (EDCR). Methods: The partial middle turbinate resection is performed during EDCRs in patients with the anteriorly enlarged middle turbinate to prevent rhinostomy closure. The definite evidence-based determination of the relative efficacy of partial turbinectomy has not been established so far. The data were retrospectivelly collected in 630 primary EDCRs performed...