lacrimal sac

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Synonyms for lacrimal sac

either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands

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After creating osteotomy, lacrimal sac was identified.
Endoscopic examination of nasal cavities was done for any nasal pathology especially mucosal disease, hypertrophied middle turbinate, nasal polyp, deviated nasal septum and anatomical variations of lacrimal sac that may produce hindrance during endonasal surgery.
The congenital defects of lacrimal apparatus are congenital absence of lacrimal gland, congenital fistula of lacrimal gland, atresia of the lacrimal punctum, atresia of the canaliculi, mucocele of the lacrimal sac but most common malformation is congenital blockage of nasolacrimal duct which may be complete or partial and is bilateral in 1/3 of cases.
Transcanalicular DCR is a new procedure involving transcanalicular opening in the lacrimal sac and the nasal bone passing the nasal mucosa into the nasal cavity using diode laser probe and then insertion of a tube which remains in situ for three months.
Characterization of mucins in human lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct.
Lacrimal fluid drains through the puncta into the lacrimal canaliculi and then into the lacrimal sac behind the medial canthal tendon.
The excretory portion comprises the drainage system which starts in the lacrimal puncta, followed by the lacrimal canaliculi; lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct (GRAHN & STOREY, 2004).
It's a hard bone and contributes to protection of the lacrimal sac.
This can lead to red, swollen tear sacs - the medical term is dacryocystitis, or lacrimal sac infection.
An infection and swelling of the lacrimal sac, it is treated with antibiotics.
The tear ducts lead to the tear, or lacrimal sac, and then to the nasal duct.
Any extra fluid flows to a lacrimal sac near the inner corner of your eye.
External dacryocystorhinostomy involves anastomosing the lacrimal sac to the nasal mucosa of the middle nasal meatus.