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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 588-590

Infestation of the lacrimal sac by Rhinosporidium seeberi: A clinicopathological case report


1 Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Services, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
2 Department of Otolaryngology, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Ocular Pathology, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Bipasha Mukherjee
Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Services, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, 18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.121084

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Rhinosporidium seeberi , till recently known as a fungus, has been reclassified as a protistan parasite. It infects humans and many animal species. The authors describe a rare case of oculosporidiosis with involvement of the lacrimal sac exhibiting features of idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease in a young male patient. Clinical features, pathophysiology, and management of lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis have been discussed.


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