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A rare cause of intermittent respiratory distress and epiphora in the newborn: congenital dacryocystocele

Authors: Onur Ismi, Fatma Merve Bozkurt, Gokhan Icme, Can Eti, Ayca Sari

Abstract

Congenital dacryocystocele is a malformation of the nasolacrimal system. Most of the cases can be successfully treated with conservative treatment options such as sac massage. Congenital dacryocystoceles with concomitant intranasal cysts causing respiratory distress in the newborns are rarely published. In this case report we presented a 2-week-old newborn with bilateral congenital dacryocystoceles causing intermittent respiratory distress. We discuss the importance of nasal endoscopic treatment and multidisciplinary approach for these rare malformations in the light of the current literature.

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