Bilateral congenital dacryocystoceles with intranasal mucoceles in the neonate: Case report and review of literature


Congenital dacryocystoceles with intranasal mucoceles are an uncommon entity. The overwhelming majority of reported cases are unilateral in nature. We present a rare case of a neonate with bilateral congenital dacryocystoceles with intranasal mucoceles. Management of dacryocystoceles includes medical and surgical treatment. Literature review revealed 186 reported cases of congenital dacryocystoceles with 82 associated with intranasal mucoceles. Prevalence rates ranged between 11% to 100%. Our case highlights the importance of nasal endoscopy in the work up and identification given the high prevalence rate of intranasal mucocele component in patients with congenital dacryocystoceles.

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Wong, K. , Jachens, A. , Bortz, J. and Moscatello, A. (2012) Bilateral congenital dacryocystoceles with intranasal mucoceles in the neonate: Case report and review of literature. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 2, 178-180. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2012.22030.

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