Midline nasal dermoids presenting like discharging lacrimal sac mucocoeles


Two cases of midline intranasal dermoid cysts presenting like discharging lacrimal sac mucocoeles in children are described. The diagnosis of this rare condition is suggested by the presence of midline nasal cutaneous dimples, although these may be associated with isolated anomalies such as nasal dermoid cyst, encephalocoele or glioma.


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Whelehan, I., Rose, G. Midline nasal dermoids presenting like discharging lacrimal sac mucocoeles. Eye 9, 479–484 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.1995.111

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  • Dermoid
  • Dimple (nasal)
  • Mucocoele (lacrimal)
  • Nasal