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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-99

A rare case of lacrimal sac diverticulum associated with rhinosporidiosis

Department of Ophthalmology, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Chandana Chakraborti
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.205184

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A 13-year-old female presented with gradually increasing painless swelling of the left lower eyelid for 2 years with no history of watering, ocular trauma, or sinus infection. The swelling (10 mm × 5 mm) was soft, nontender, and free from the skin. The left nasolacrimal duct was patent on syringing. There was regurgitation of serosanguinous fluid from lower puncta on firm pressure over the swelling. Computed tomography scan showed a soft tissue-enhancing mass near the left medial canthus. Dacryocystography revealed diverticulum of the left lacrimal sac. The diverticulum was excised leaving the sac behind. Histopathological examination of the excised mass was found to be infected with rhinosporidiosis. A fistula developed postoperatively discharging spores. Dacryocystectomy with fistulectomy and electrocauterization of the area was done. No recurrence was seen till 12 months follow-up. After PubMed search, we have found only one such case report. We would like to discuss the clinical presentation and management of this rare case.

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