Eye

Lacrimal duct / gland

Dacryolithiasis



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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Stone (dacryolith) in lacrimal canal
  • Probably due to low grade inflammation, including mycoses (Arachnia propionica)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Laminated concretions in lacrimal sac
  • May contain degenerating epithelial cells and neutrophils, often fungi
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