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Lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis
  1. Pradipta Kumar Parida1,
  2. Saranya Thangavel2,
  3. Kalaiarasi Raja2 and
  4. Sunil Kumar Saxena2
  1. 1ENT & Head Neck Surgery, AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India
  2. 2ENT, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kalaiarasi Raja; kalaiarasi004{at}


Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic mucocutaneous granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, involving primarily the nose and nasopharynx. Very rarely, the disease can affect the lacrimal sac. Here we report a 35-year-old male patient who had rhinosporidial involvement of the nose 5 years ago, for which he underwent endoscopic nasal surgery. Five years after the excision of the nasal mass, he presented with lacrimal sac involvement. The clinical presentation and the management of lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis are discussed here.

  • ear
  • nose and throat
  • tropical medicine (infectious disease)
  • otolaryngology / ENT
  • pathology
  • eye

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  • Contributors ST: conception and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data. KR: drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content. PKP and SKS: final approval of the version published. KR: agreement to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved.

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