Severe Respiratory Distress in a Neonate due to Bilateral Dacryocystoceles

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Nasal passage contributes up to 50% of total resistance in normal breathing especially in neonates who are obligatory nose breathers. Any further increase in airway resistance may lead to severe respiratory distress. Dacryocystoceles are a rare cause of nasal obstruction in neonates. We present the case of a full-term 3-day-old female infant with progressive respiratory distress due to bilateral dacryocystoceles.

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