Multiple myeloma presenting in the lacrimal sac

Shilpi Pradhan, Philip L. Custer

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PURPOSE: To report an unusual case of multiple myeloma presenting with bilateral tearing secondary to lacrimal sac involvement. DESIGN: Observational single case report. METHODS: An 83-year-old woman presented with bilateral tearing secondary to infiltrative lesions of the lacrimal sacs. A biopsy was performed; findings confirmed the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. RESULTS: The lacrimal sac fossa lesions responded to chemotherapy and local radiation. The patient subsequently developed multiple systemic recurrences, ultimately leading to her death. CONCLUSIONS: Multiple myeloma should be included in the differential diagnosis of lacrimal sac lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-564
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


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