Measurement of nasal dimensions and nasal indexes in patients with chronic dacryocystitis and its relationship to the sex of the patient


Dogan H., Bozkir G., Bozkir M., Unlu Y.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.22, no.1, pp.6-9, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002380050134
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-9

Abstract

Chronic dacryocystitis is seen more commonly in females than males. This study was designed to determine why this should be the case. The nasal dimensions were measured and the nasal indexes in patients with chronic dacryocystitis (in both sexes) and in controls were calculated. Both of these values were smaller in females when compared with controls and males. It is concluded that besides other causes, the nasal dimensions in females were predisposing factors for their increased incidence of dacryocystitis.