Eye
Lacrimal duct / gland
Mucocele of lacrimal sac

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 10 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Mucocele [title] lacrimal sac

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Lacrimal duct: mucocele of lacrimal sac. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyelacrimalmucocele.html. Accessed September 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Complication of chronic inflammation of lacrimal sac, with distention of sac due to low grade obstructive lesion or hypersecreting mucosa
  • Cyst contents may be clear, milky, gelatinous, fibrinous or flocculent
  • May be sterile or infected
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cyst wall is atrophic with degenerative changes
  • Also hyperplasia and chronic inflammatory infiltrate