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Sarcoidosis of the Lacrimal Sac

Sarcoidosis of the Lacrimal Sac Abstract To the Editor. —In an article in the July Archives (1981;99:1198-1201), Harris et al described two patients with sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac and reported that there were only seven cases, including theirs, reported in the literature so far. Because they seem to have missed my study1 concerning 281 patients with histologically verified sarcoidosis, among whom I found five patients to have sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac or ducts, I would like to describe some features of my cases and comment on some points in the article by Harris et al.All my patients with sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac or ducts were elderly women with a chronic florid course of the disease. They all had or had had numerous manifestations of the disease (Table). All had unilateral or bilateral lacrimal obstruction, and three of them also had long-standing nasal obstruction. Dacryocystorhinostomy was carried out on three patients, but References 1. Karma A: Ophthalmic changes in sarcoidosis . Acta Ophthalmol Suppl 1979;141:1-94. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Sarcoidosis of the Lacrimal Sac

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 100 (4) – Apr 1, 1982

Sarcoidosis of the Lacrimal Sac

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —In an article in the July Archives (1981;99:1198-1201), Harris et al described two patients with sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac and reported that there were only seven cases, including theirs, reported in the literature so far. Because they seem to have missed my study1 concerning 281 patients with histologically verified sarcoidosis, among whom I found five patients to have sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac or ducts, I would like to describe some features of my...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1982 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030666029
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —In an article in the July Archives (1981;99:1198-1201), Harris et al described two patients with sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac and reported that there were only seven cases, including theirs, reported in the literature so far. Because they seem to have missed my study1 concerning 281 patients with histologically verified sarcoidosis, among whom I found five patients to have sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac or ducts, I would like to describe some features of my cases and comment on some points in the article by Harris et al.All my patients with sarcoidosis of the lacrimal sac or ducts were elderly women with a chronic florid course of the disease. They all had or had had numerous manifestations of the disease (Table). All had unilateral or bilateral lacrimal obstruction, and three of them also had long-standing nasal obstruction. Dacryocystorhinostomy was carried out on three patients, but References 1. Karma A: Ophthalmic changes in sarcoidosis . Acta Ophthalmol Suppl 1979;141:1-94.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1982

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