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Isolated focal melanocytes collection in the lacrimal sac
  1. EBENEZER DANIEL
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre, Karigiri, Vellore District, Tamilnadu, India - 632106
  2. Department of Histopathology and Experimental Pathology
  3. Department of Ophthalmology
  4. Emeritus scientist, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre
  1. GIGI J EBENEZER
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre, Karigiri, Vellore District, Tamilnadu, India - 632106
  2. Department of Histopathology and Experimental Pathology
  3. Department of Ophthalmology
  4. Emeritus scientist, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre
  1. ELIZABETH SONU JOHN
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre, Karigiri, Vellore District, Tamilnadu, India - 632106
  2. Department of Histopathology and Experimental Pathology
  3. Department of Ophthalmology
  4. Emeritus scientist, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre
  1. CHARLES K JOB
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre, Karigiri, Vellore District, Tamilnadu, India - 632106
  2. Department of Histopathology and Experimental Pathology
  3. Department of Ophthalmology
  4. Emeritus scientist, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre
  1. Dr Ebenezer Daniel

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Editor,—Although the presence of melanocytes located within and under the epithelium of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses has been reported, it appears to be a rare finding.1 Further, only 17 cases of malignant melanoma of the lacrimal sac have been reported.2 We came across unusual, and unaccounted for, focal collections of melanocytes in the lacrimal sac of a patient and report this finding.

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