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Chronically discharging lacrimal fistula—A forerunner of Malignancy?


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Author Details : Babitha. V, Prasanna Kumari C, Raju K.V

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 145-147


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Abstract

Lacrimal sac malignancies are rare cause of epiphora. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common type of lacrimal sac malignancy. Both sexes are equally affected[1]. The peak incidence is at the fifth decade[1]. About 300 cases were reported in literature[2]. Since it is a fatal condition early diagnosis and treatment are important. We present a case of fifty nine years old chronic smoker with history of lacrimal trauma presented as lacrimal sac SCC.

Key word:
Discharging fistula, Lacrimal sac malignancy, Squamous cell carcinoma

How to cite : Babitha. V, Prasanna Kumari C, K.v R, Chronically discharging lacrimal fistula—A forerunner of Malignancy?. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2016;2(2):145-147

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