Dacryocystitis


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dacryocystitis

[‚dak·rə‚sis′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the lacrimal sac.

Dacryocystitis

 

inflammation of the lacrimal sac.

Dacryocystitis develops as a result of constriction of the lacrimonasal canal and inhibition of drainage of the lacrimal fluid from the lacrimal sac. The condition is chronic. It is manifested in tearing, suppurative discharge from the affected eye, and swelling of the tear sac; when pressure is applied to the area a mucous or pussy fluid is discharged. If the inflammation spreads beyond the tear sac phlegmon may develop, accompanied by severe edema and soreness in the inner corner of the palpebral fissure. Surgical operation (restoring drainage from the tear sac) is used to treat the condition.

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The condition was thus diagnosed as dacryocystitis with obstruction of naso-lacrimal apparatus.
In our study more than 90% of the patients were suffering from chronic dacryocystitis and the commonest site of obstruction was the nasolacrimal duct.
Bilateral nasolabial cysts associated with recurrent dacryocystitis.
In the middle ages, treatment for chronic dacryocystitis was drainage of abscess externally and extirpation of the lacrimal sac.
Although these clinical signs are well defined, because the condition is rarely encountered it can easily be missed and misdiagnosed as conjunctivitis, mucocele, dacryocystitis, blepharitis or meibomian gland cyst, resulting in delayed diagnosis.
KEY WORDS:Epiphora, Dacryocystitis, Nasolacrimal duct, Endoscopic, Endonasal, Dacryocystorhinostomy.
Our patient was a 38-year-old man who presented with epiphora only and this symptom was related to the concurrent chronic dacryocystitis.
Left dacryocystitis with nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
All of our patients had squamous carcinoma, except for one patient with HIV-positive dacryocystitis and one nonsmoker with unexplained tongue ulcerations.
Findings on physical examination included left lower eyelid vertical shortening, chemosis, keratitis, dacryocystitis, and cicatricial ectropion secondary to atrophy of the rectus abdominis flap with skin tethering (figure 1, A).
Other risk factors include conjunctivitis, lacrimal duct obstruction and dacryocystitis.