Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Prenatal Diagnosis of Dacryocystocele: Report of 3 Cases

Elena Bianchini, Salvatore Zirpoli, Andrea Righini, Mariangela Rustico, Cecilia Parazzini, Fabio Triulzi

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Abstract

The presence of cystic dilation of the lacrimal drainage system (dacryocystocele) in the fetus must be differentiated from less benign paraocular masses. Three cases of dacryocystocele studied during fetal life by ultrasound and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging are reported. The accuracy of prenatal MR imaging facilitated a definite diagnosis depicting the characteristic triad of dacryocystocele: paraocular cystic mass in the medial canthus region, nasolacrimal duct enlargement, and intranasal cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-427
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

Keywords

  • Dacryocystocele
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nasolacrimal duct cyst
  • Prenatal diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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