Lacrimal duct / gland

Mucocele-lacrimal sac

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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
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