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More Like This ? Dacryocystocele, tears
Topic 8298 - Created: 2007-07-04 15:44:19-04 - Modified: 2012-02-15 05:15:45-05
ACR Index: 2.9

A cystic expansion of the proximal segment of the nasolacrimal duct secondary to a congenital barrier. Dacrocystoceles, also called Timo cysts, can cause excessive tearing (epiphora) and infection.

Frequently recognized on prenatal ultrasound, Timo cysts usually spontaneously disappear within the first 8 months of life without complications.

The differential diagnosis includes anterior encephaloceles, hemangiomas and dermoid cysts.

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Topic Author(s): Cory Trivax
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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

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