Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


An infant presented with left inner canthus swelling

Patient Data

Gender: Male

 Left inner canthus small well defined thin walled cyst. It's anteromedial to the left globe. No underlying bone erosive changes. Clear surrounding fat planes.

Bilateral maxillary & ethmoid sinusitis. 

Case Discussion

Dacryocystocele commonly manifest as a tense, blue-gray mass at the medial canthus or in the nasal cavity. Dacryocystoceles can cause:

  • nasal obstruction
  • become infected ( postnatal infection of an intact dacryocystocele is known asdacryocystitis )
  • spontaneously rupture so that their contents drain into the nose. 
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Case information

rID: 28828
Published: 14th Apr 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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