Infected congenital mucocele of the nasolacrimal duct

J. R. Meyer, D. J. Quint, Jonathan M Holmes, B. J. Wiatrak

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The authors report their experience with an infant presenting with an infected nasolacrimal duct mucocele, emphasizing correlation of clinical, CT, and surgical findings. CT is the imaging modality of choice to demonstrate the triad of 1) a cystic medial canthal mass, 2) dilatation of the nasolacrimal duct, and 3) a submucosal nasal cavity mass; findings which are diagnostic of this entity. A brief review of the relevant embryology is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1008-1010
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Meyer, J. R., Quint, D. J., Holmes, J. M., & Wiatrak, B. J. (1993). Infected congenital mucocele of the nasolacrimal duct. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 14(4), 1008-1010.