CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 98-101

Rhinosporidiosis of lacrimal sac: An interesting case of orbital swelling


1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of ENT, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pathology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Ophthalmology, NDMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Jayanta Bain
Betai, Nadia - 741 163, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.175102

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Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic localized granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an aquatic protistan parasite belonging to a clade, Mesomycetozoea. Infestation of Rhinosporidiosis to the eye and adnexa is termed oculosporidiosis, in such cases, conjunctival mucosa is mostly involved; however in our case, it involved only the lacrimal sac and deeper periorbital tissue and presented as a case of orbital swelling. Surgical excision of the lesion was done, postoperatively dapsone therapy was given for 6 months, and the patient responded very well with no recurrence till date.


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