Botryomycosis: A surprising revelation in the lacrimal sac

D’Souza, Susan and Kamath, Gurudutt M and Kamath, Ajay R and Sahoo, Kausalyakumari and Sharma, Harshita (2017) Botryomycosis: A surprising revelation in the lacrimal sac. Orbital, 36 (5). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1984-6428

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A middle aged woman presented to us with a localised well defined swelling of 3 months duration. It was located just below the lower eyelid punctum and was constantly discharging whitish granules. We suspected it to be arising from the lacrimal apparatus and posted the patient for Dacryocystectomy. On the operating table we found a swelling in the region of the lacrimal sac which was later excised. Histopathology revealed Botryomycosis and Chronic Dacryocystitis. Botryomycosis is a rare condition and requires a high index of suspicion to diagnose it. It is confirmed by histopathology and culture. Surgical debridement is the treatment of choice in such cases with an assessment of the immune status. Long term antibiotic treatment is required in all conditions as recurrence is common.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lacrimal sac; histopathology; botryomycosis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Ophthalmology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 05:49
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 05:49

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