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September 1978

Fibrous Histiocytoma (Fibrous Xanthoma) of the Lacrimal Sac

Author Affiliations

From the Paramount General Hospital, Paramount, Calif (Dr Cole), and Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York (Dr Ferry).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(9):1647-1649. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060273018

• Fibrous histiocytoma is a soft-tissue tumor that was first described in 1961. The orbit is a site of predilection. Chronic epiphora, which was caused by a mass involving the lacrimal sac, developed in a woman. She subsequently underwent dacryocystectomy. On pathological examination, the tumor was found to be a fibrous histiocytoma. This is, to our knowledge, the first reported case of a fibrous histiocytoma originating in the lacrimal sac.

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