Dacryocystitis

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu

Presentation

91 year old female. Left orbital swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 90
Gender: Female

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

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 21353
Case created: 17th Jan 2013
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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