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Congenital dacryocystocele: Is there a familial predisposition?
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PMID:  21185090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Congenital impatency of the nasolacrimal drainage system is relatively common. Dacryocystocele formation is an infrequent variant of such congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO). Congenital dacryocystocele typically manifests as a mass in the medial canthal region; alternatively the nasolacrimal expansion may present solely intranasally as a nasolacrimal duct cyst. Despite the relative frequency of congenital NLDO, there have been few reported familial cases. We report here two female siblings with congenital dacryocystocele, and review the etiology and potential inherited predisposition to this comparatively rare entity.
Authors:
James C Wang; Michael J Cunningham
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114-3096, USA.
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