Lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis

BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jun 28;14(6):e243926. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-243926.


Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic mucocutaneous granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, involving primarily the nose and nasopharynx. Very rarely, the disease can affect the lacrimal sac. Here we report a 35-year-old male patient who had rhinosporidial involvement of the nose 5 years ago, for which he underwent endoscopic nasal surgery. Five years after the excision of the nasal mass, he presented with lacrimal sac involvement. The clinical presentation and the management of lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis are discussed here.

Keywords: ear; eye; nose and throat; otolaryngology / ENT; pathology; tropical medicine (infectious disease).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Endoscopy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasolacrimal Duct*
  • Nose
  • Rhinosporidiosis* / diagnosis
  • Rhinosporidiosis* / surgery
  • Rhinosporidium