MRI of childhood dacryocystocele

Neuroradiology. 2003 Apr;45(4):259-61. doi: 10.1007/s00234-003-0942-z. Epub 2003 Mar 5.


We report an unusual presentation of a dacryocystocele in a 3-day-old child, with clinical and novel MRI findings. The literature contains extensive CT documentation, but descriptions of the MRI appearances of dacryocystoceles are lacking. Although CT is the standard initial imaging modality, MRI can be helpful if there are questions as to the content of the lesion or a need for further anatomical characterization.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Dacryocystitis / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nasolacrimal Duct / pathology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed