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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Chronically discharging lacrimal fistula—A forerunner of Malignancy?

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Author Details: Babitha. V, Prasanna Kumari C, Raju K.V

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 145

Article End Page : 147


Lacrimal sac malignancies are rare cause of epiphora. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common type of lacrimal sac malignancy. Both sexes are equally affected[1]. The peak incidence is at the fifth decade[1]. About 300 cases were reported in literature[2]. Since it is a fatal condition early diagnosis and treatment are important. We present a case of fifty nine years old chronic smoker with history of lacrimal trauma presented as lacrimal sac SCC.

Key word:
Discharging fistula, Lacrimal sac malignancy, Squamous cell carcinoma