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CC Yip, KG Au Eong, CT Choo
Correspondence: Choo Chai Teck, email@example.com
Malignant epithelial tumours of the lacrimal sac are uncommon. They can mimic chronic dacryocystitis or dacryostenosis to cause a delay in diagnosis. The presence of a medial canthal lump with blood-stained ocular discharge should arouse the suspicion of this diagnosis. The prognosis of lacrimal sac tumour is often guarded especially following tumour recurrence after incomplete resection. We report a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the lacrimal sac to highlight its presentation and clinical course.
Keywords: Bloodstained discharge, medial canthal lump, lacrimal sac tumour, squamous cell carcinoma
Singapore Med J 2002; 43(3): 156-158