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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 462-464

First case report of isolated aspergillus dacryoadenitis


Department of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbit, Ocular Oncology and Ocular Prosthesis, Dr. T. V. Patel Eye Institute, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Ishan Acharya
Department of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbit, Ocular Oncology and Ocular Prosthesis, Dr. T. V. Patel Eye Institute, Haribhakti Complex, Vinoba Bhave Road, Vadodara - 390 001, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.187678

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We report a case of isolated Aspergillus dacryoadenitis. A 23-year-old male presented with dull ache, diffuse swelling in superolateral quadrant of the right orbit and proptosis for 4 months. Ocular examination showed conjunctival congestion, discharge in the fornix and palpable lacrimal gland (LG) mass. Routine hematological investigations followed by computed tomography scan of orbits were done. He did not respond to a course of systemic and topical antibiotics. Lateral orbitotomy with extended lid crease incision was performed with excision biopsy of LG. Abundant blackish material was found in the LG intraoperatively. The specimen was sent for histopathological examination (HPE). HPE report showed Aspergillus. Thorough ENT and systemic evaluation ruled out any other site with the fungus. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of Aspergillus infection in LG.


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