Bicanalicular Canaliculops and its Dacryoendoscopic Findings

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Abstract

Canaliculops is a noninflammatory ectasia of the canaliculus and so far only 7 histopathologically confirmed cases have been reported worldwide. The authors present a middle aged female with right-sided bicanalicular cystic swellings associated with punctal agenesis. Ultrasound biomicroscopy showed a cystic dilatation of the canaliculus and dacryoendoscopy showed a cavity lined by whitish canalicular mucosa, thrown into numerous irregular folds with a blind medial end. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of canaliculops. To the best of authors’ knowledge, this is the first description of a bicanalicular canaliculops and its dacryoendoscopic findings.

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