Atypical Presentation of Low-Grade Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma of the Lacrimal Sac

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. Nov-Dec 2015;31(6):e163-5. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000188.


Lymphoma of the lacrimal sac is uncommon and usually presents as a lacrimal sac mass, against a background of known systemic lymphoma. This study presents the case of a 70-year-old man with small lymphocytic lymphoma of the lacrimal sac and widespread systemic involvement presenting as common canalicular obstruction without a palpable mass or systemic symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / therapeutic use
  • Chlorambucil / therapeutic use
  • Eye Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Eye Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases / drug therapy
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell / diagnosis*
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell / drug therapy
  • Male


  • Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
  • Chlorambucil