Dacryocystitis secondary to an iatrogenic foreign body in the lacrimal apparatus

June 30, 2009
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Dacryocystitis is an infection of the lacrimal sac that is usually caused by obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct. We describe a case of iatrogenic dacryocystitis that occurred secondary to the presence of an impacted piece of a metallic dilator in the lacrimal apparatus. The foreign body was detected on dacryocystography and removed during dacryocystorhinostomy. The patient recovered uneventfully.

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