Nasolacrimal canal

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 17 Dec 2021

The nasolacrimal canal is the short bony passage along which the nasolacrimal duct courses in the face. 

Gross anatomy

Related pathology

Epiphora accounts for 3% of referrals to ophthalmology, and therefore knowledge of the anatomy of the nasolacrimal drainage system is important 2.

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