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Volume 10/Issue 2, March 2014

Bilateral dacryocystoceles causing respiratory difficulty: a case report and literature review

Stephanie Milne, Sarah OĠDonnell, Yogen Singh, Lindsey C Knight


A congenital dacryocystocele (also known as a nasolacrimal duct cyst) results from a failure of canalisation of the nasolacrimal duct, forming when amniotic fluid fills the obstructed duct causing distention of the lacrimal sac. This article describes the rare case of a newborn female infant with bilateral congenital dacryocystoceles presenting with respiratory difficulty soon after birth. The diagnosis and management of dacryocystoceles is discussed.

Milne S., OĠDonnell S., Yogen Singh Y., Knight L.C. Bilateral dacryocystoceles causing respiratory difficulty: a case report and literature review Infant 2014; 10(2): 62-64.

 
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