Gastric Visualization in Dacryoscintigraphy: An Unequivocal Sign of Patent Nasolacrimal Duct

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Abstract

We reported a 6-year-old girl with a history of left-eye epiphora since 2 years ago who was referred to our nuclear medicine center for dacryoscintigraphy imaging. The scan showed obstruction in the proximal portion of the nasolacrimal duct in the left eye. Imaging also showed patent nasolacrimal duct of the right eye. 99mTc pertechnetate activity was seen in the esophagus and stomach owing to swallowing of the excreted tracer in the nasal cavity. This was an unequivocal sign of patent lacrimal apparatus.

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