An expansive papilloma of the nasolachrymal drainage system harbouring human papilloma virus

Rhinology. 1996 Sep;34(3):184-5.


We report a case of an expansive tumour extending from the lachrymal sac into the adjacent maxillary sinus. Histology showed a benign exophytic papilloma. By means of the in situ (DNA) hybridization technique, human papilloma virus (HPV) 6/11 were demonstrated, indicating a viral aetiology, similar to exophytic papillomas of the nose and larynx.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Eye Neoplasms / pathology
  • Eye Neoplasms / virology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maxillary Sinus Neoplasms / pathology
  • Maxillary Sinus Neoplasms / virology*
  • Nasolacrimal Duct* / pathology
  • Papilloma / pathology
  • Papilloma / virology*
  • Papillomaviridae / isolation & purification*