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Familial congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction

Disease definition

A rare, genetic, otorhinolaryngological malformation characterized by congenital impatency of the nasolacrimal draingage system in various members of a family. Presentation is not specific and may include a uni- or bilateral medial canthal mass, dacryocystitis, nasal obstruction, periorbital cellulitis, and epiphora. Dacryocystocele and lacrimal puncta agenesis may be associated.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Antenatal, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q10.5
  • OMIM: 149700
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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