Bilateral congenital lacrimal anlage ducts (lacrimal fistula) in a patient with the VACTERL association

Andrew R. Harrison, Roger A. Dailey, John L. Wobig

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Abstract

Purpose: To present a case of bilateral congenital lacrimal anlage ducts in a patient with the VACTERL (vertebral anomalies, anal atresia, cardiac malformations, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal anomalies, and limb anomalies) association. Methods. Case report. Results: A 19-year-old man presented with intermittent facial swelling. Examination revealed bilateral lacrimal anlage ducts. The patient underwent excision of the ducts with silicone intubation. Conclusions: We add the VACTERL association to the list of systemic conditions associated with lacrimal anlage ducts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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