Dacryocystitis

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu

Presentation

Left orbital swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Female

Hyperdense medial epicanthal mass (fluid density) centered over the left lacrimal sac. Associated pre-septal soft tissue standing. No post-septal inflammation. No dacryolithiasis or subperiosteal abscess.

Case Discussion

Dacryocystitis is inflammation/infection of the lacrimal sac from an obstruction. This can be classified as congenital or acquired. In adults, the lacrimal sac or nasolacrimal duct can be obstructed by dacryolithiasis or mucus/soft tissue debris, which predisposes to infection. 

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Case information

rID: 21353
Published: 17th Jan 2013
Last edited: 5th Apr 2021
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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