Many different ways of creating a rhinostomy have been described, but the main objectives are:
1 To create a rhinostomy from the sac through the lateral nasal wall.
2 To create a rhinostomy that is about 5 mm wide (Figure 14.16a, b).
3 To minimize trauma to the lacrimal system and sac.
4 To minimize damage to the mucosa around the rhi-nostomy site.
5 To avoid a high rhinostomy, as this can produce a sump syndrome.
6 To avoid collateral mucosal damage in the nose, to minimize the formation of adhesions.
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