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Otorinolaringologia 2018 December;68(4):158-60

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.18.02171-9

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Oncocytoma of the lacrimal sac

Matteo BRUCOLI 1, Mauro MAGNANO 2, 3, Paolo BOFFANO 2, 3 , Patrizia MOLA 2, 3, Rodolfo BENECH 1, Arnaldo BENECH 1

1 Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy; 2 Division of Otolaryngology, Hospital of Pinerolo, ASL TO3 Collegno and Pinerolo, Pinerolo, Turin, Italy; 3 Division of Otolaryngology, Hospital of Rivoli, ASL TO3 Collegno and Pinerolo, Rivoli, Turin, Italy



Acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction is often caused by chronic inflammation. Rarely, lacrimal sac tumors are a cause of nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Such tumors include: adenocarcinomas, adenoid cystic carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, lymphomas, pleomorphic adenomas and oncocytomas. Oncocytomas of the lacrimal sac are rare with very few cases documented in the recent literature. Oncocytoma is not routinely found in other cutaneous locations, and it may cause diagnostic confusion for those not familiar with it. Therefore, the aim of this article is to report the management of a patient affected by an oncocytoma of the lacrimal sac.


KEY WORDS: Nasolacrimal duct - Lacrimal duct obstruction - Oncocytoma

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