Prenatal diagnosis of bilateral dacryocystocele using 3-D/4-D ultrasound technology a case report

Kelecia Brown, Arun Adhate, Joseph Apuzzio

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BACKGROUND: Bilateral dacryocystoceles develop as a result of obstruction of the nasolacrimal canal. The advances in obstetric sonography have led to increased diagnosis of this structural defect in the antenatal period as early as 24 weeks' gestation. CASE: We describe a case of bilateral dacryocystocele with clear visualization of this defect using 3-D/4-D sonography. CONCLUSION: Optimal visualization of this lesion using 3-D/4-D sonogram is helpful in providing better distinction of this lesion from other fetal facial lesions and can provide reassurance to anxious parents.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • 3-D/4-D ultrasound
  • Dacryocystocele
  • Prenatal diagnosis

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