Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2021; 238(04): 356-357
DOI: 10.1055/a-1356-5331
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Filamentous Fungus Dacryolith as a Cause of Chronic Dacryocystitis

Fadenpilzdakryolith als Ursache der chronischen Dakryozystitis
Olga Zabek
Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Laura Eggenschwiler
Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Peter Meyer
Augenklinik, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Background

Dacryocystitis is an inflammation of the nasolacrimal sac, usually accompanied by blockage of the nasolacrimal duct. Dacryocystitis can be acute or chronic and congenital or acquired. When present, medial canthal swelling of dacryocystitis is usually located below the medial canthal tendon [1]. Stones in the lacrimal sac are a rare condition. The pathogenesis of the formation of dacryoliths is not well known [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8]. Here, we report a case with a lacrimal sac stone infiltrated with filamentous fungus.



Publication History

Received: 22 September 2020

Accepted: 11 January 2021

Publication Date:
19 February 2021 (online)

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