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August 1961

Polyps of the Lacrymal Sac

Author Affiliations

Athens, Greece
From the Eye Clinic of Athens University; Director, Prof. J. Charamis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(2):236-240. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010238015

Both benign and malignant tumors of the lacrymal sac are not common, and so far only 117 cases have been reported in the literature (Duke-Elder, 1952).1 In this series only 26 nonspecific granulomas are included. Since that time some other benign tumors have been published,2-8 but their number is limited.

In our country, where, because of the climate, chronic dacryocystitis is frequent enough, we rarely meet polyps of the tear sac.

This paper deals with 3 cases of polyps of the tear sac which present many similarities both in their macroscopic and in their microscopic picture and in their etiology. It is this last which I intend to discuss particularly in this study.

The first 2 cases have already been presented at the Hellenic Ophthalmological Society6,7 during the meetings of Feb. 21 and March 28, 1957; the third one has not been published.

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