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1. A surgical procedure for providing lacrimal drainage when the canaliculi are closed; plastic tubes are used to stent a passageway created from the conjunctival sac through the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity.
2. The opening so produced.
[conjunctiva + G. dakryon, tear, + kystis, cyst, + ris (rhin-), nose, + stoma, mouth]
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The most important complication after the conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (CDCR) procedure is obviously tube extrusion, which influences surgical success and usually develops before the formation of a fistula.
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