June 21, 2018

Danielle Klima, DO, and Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut

Klima D, Garcia P. Dacryocystocele [published online June 5, 2018]. Consultant for Pediatricians.


A 3-day-old boy was noted to have a bump near his left lower eyelid. The neonate had been born after an uneventful pregnancy, and his parents had noticed the mass immediately after delivery.

Physical examination. A 0.2-cm blue mass was present on the boy’s face, inferior to the left medial canthus (Figures 1 and 2). There was no erythema, drainage, or tenderness. Red reflexes were equal bilaterally, and the remainder of eye examination findings were unremarkable. The patient was afebrile and otherwise well-appearing.

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