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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012, Article ID 870527, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/870527
Case Report

Recurrent Dacryostenosis as Initial Presentation of Sarcoidosis

1Enfant-Jesus Hospital, CHA, Quebec, QC, Canada G1J 1Z4
2Saint-Sacrement Hospital, CHA, Quebec, QC, Canada G1S 4L8

Received 26 April 2012; Accepted 10 July 2012

Academic Editors: J. I. De Diego and H. Sudhoff

Copyright © 2012 Marie Julie Blouin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease with an unknown etiology. It most commonly affects young and middle-aged females. It can affect any organ, but mostly lung, skin, and eyes. Up to half of patients are asymptomatic and the disease is often detected incidentally on abnormal chest radiography. We report the case of a 31-year-old male with bilateral recurrent dacryostenosis. The nasolacrimal obstruction was the initial manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis.