TNOA Journal of Ophthalmic Science and Research

: 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 192--193

Osteoma of maxillary sinus: A rare cause of epiphora

R Deepa, P Anuradha 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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P Anuradha
AH 155, 3rd Street, Annanagar, Chennai - 600 040, Tamil Nadu

Osteomas are fibro-osseous lesions of the nose and paranasal sinuses. We report a case of a 14-year-old girl who presented with complaints of left-sided epiphora along with intermittent mucoid discharge for 6 months. Based on the clinical diagnosis of left nasolacrimal duct obstruction, radiological investigations were done which reported as an osteoma of the left maxillary sinus, compressing the nasolacrimal duct. The patient underwent conventional dacryocystorhinostomy and the tumor was removed. To the best of our knowledge, acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction due to an osteoma of maxillary sinus is a rare presentation and has been reported only in few literatures.

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Deepa R, Anuradha P. Osteoma of maxillary sinus: A rare cause of epiphora.TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2020;58:192-193

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Deepa R, Anuradha P. Osteoma of maxillary sinus: A rare cause of epiphora. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 23 ];58:192-193
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