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Sinus Histiocytosis Involving the Lacrimal Sac and Duct

Sinus Histiocytosis Involving the Lacrimal Sac and Duct Abstract To the Editor. —In a recent issue of the Archives, Dolman et al1 described a 17-year-old girl with unilateral epiphora secondary to sinus histiocytosis involving the lacrimal drainage system. The authors stated that their case, to the best of their knowledge, was the first example of lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct infiltration by this rare disorder.Two previous reports also should be considered. In 1988, Karcioglu et al2 described a 15-year-old boy with sinus histiocytosis who had chronic dacryocystitis and distension of both lacrimal sacs. Involvement of the nasolacrimal drainage system was cited as the underlying reason for the obstruction. In a seminal report published in 1979 describing the ophthalmic manifestions of sinus histiocytosis in 13 patients, Foucar et al3 mentioned "increased lacrimation" as a symptom; additional details about lacrimal examinations, however, were not included.Although the report by Dolman and coworkers1 is a valuable contribution References 1. Dolman PJ, Harris GJ, Weiland LH. Sinus histiocytosis involving the lacrimal sac and duct: a clinicopathologic case report . Arch Ophthalmol . 1991;109:1582-1584.Crossref 2. Karcioglu ZA, Allam B, Insler MS. Ocular involvement in sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy . Br J Ophthalmol . 1988;72:793-795.Crossref 3. Foucar E, Rosai J, Dorfman RF. The ophthalmologic manifestations of sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy . Am J Ophthalmol . 1979;87:354-367. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Sinus Histiocytosis Involving the Lacrimal Sac and Duct

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 110 (4) – Apr 1, 1992

Sinus Histiocytosis Involving the Lacrimal Sac and Duct

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —In a recent issue of the Archives, Dolman et al1 described a 17-year-old girl with unilateral epiphora secondary to sinus histiocytosis involving the lacrimal drainage system. The authors stated that their case, to the best of their knowledge, was the first example of lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct infiltration by this rare disorder.Two previous reports also should be considered. In 1988, Karcioglu et al2 described a 15-year-old boy with sinus histiocytosis...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1992 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1992.01080160026007
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —In a recent issue of the Archives, Dolman et al1 described a 17-year-old girl with unilateral epiphora secondary to sinus histiocytosis involving the lacrimal drainage system. The authors stated that their case, to the best of their knowledge, was the first example of lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct infiltration by this rare disorder.Two previous reports also should be considered. In 1988, Karcioglu et al2 described a 15-year-old boy with sinus histiocytosis who had chronic dacryocystitis and distension of both lacrimal sacs. Involvement of the nasolacrimal drainage system was cited as the underlying reason for the obstruction. In a seminal report published in 1979 describing the ophthalmic manifestions of sinus histiocytosis in 13 patients, Foucar et al3 mentioned "increased lacrimation" as a symptom; additional details about lacrimal examinations, however, were not included.Although the report by Dolman and coworkers1 is a valuable contribution References 1. Dolman PJ, Harris GJ, Weiland LH. Sinus histiocytosis involving the lacrimal sac and duct: a clinicopathologic case report . Arch Ophthalmol . 1991;109:1582-1584.Crossref 2. Karcioglu ZA, Allam B, Insler MS. Ocular involvement in sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy . Br J Ophthalmol . 1988;72:793-795.Crossref 3. Foucar E, Rosai J, Dorfman RF. The ophthalmologic manifestations of sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy . Am J Ophthalmol . 1979;87:354-367.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1992

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