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      Orbital Epithelial Cyst Derived from the Lacrimal Sac

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      Ophthalmologica

      S. Karger AG

      Orbital cyst, Lacrimal sac, Epiphora

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          Abstract

          We describe a 32-year-old female who presented with a painless, moderately hard mass in the left inferior medial canthal region which had been present for about 6 years. She suffered from epiphora in the left eye in that time. The nasolacrimal system was completely patent on irrigation. Computed tomography showed a nodular mass with a diameter measuring about 25 mm located over the upper portion of the left lacrimal sac. The lesion was found to be a cyst located separately with close proximity to the lacrimal sac via anterior orbitotomy. Histopathologic examination revealed a cystic cavity lined by columnar to cuboidal epithelium consistent with a cyst derived from lacrimal sac epithelium. The patient has remained free of symptoms with a patent lacrimal system during the follow-up period of 1 year, without recurrence of the lesion. Orbital cysts of lacrimal sac derivation should be considered in the diagnosis of medial orbital tumors. Careful evaluation clinically with imaging studies and planning surgery constituted adequate therapy in this case.

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            Journal
            OPH
            Ophthalmologica
            10.1159/issn.0030-3755
            Ophthalmologica
            S. Karger AG
            0030-3755
            1423-0267
            2001
            August 2001
            31 May 2001
            : 215
            : 4
            : 318-320
            Affiliations
            Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung University, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
            Article
            50881 Ophthalmologica 2001;215:318–320
            10.1159/000050881
            11399942
            © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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            Figures: 3, References: 11, Pages: 3
            Categories
            Case Report · Description de cas · Fallbericht

            Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology

            Orbital cyst, Lacrimal sac, Epiphora

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