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Dacryocele diagnosed prenatally
  1. P J Mackenzie,
  2. P J Dolman,
  3. J Stokes,
  4. C J Lyons
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6H 3V4
  1. C J Lyons, Department of Ophthalmology, British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6H 3V4; cjlyons{at}telus.net

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High-resolution prenatal ultrasound may lead to early detection of many fetal abnormalities, including those involving the eye and orbit. Early diagnosis allows for planned intervention and counselling of parents, leading to decreased stress levels in families presented with antenatal diagnosis of a surgical anomaly. We present a case of a dacryocoele diagnosed on ultrasound in the antenatal period, which allowed timely discussion of the disorder with the parents …

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