Aspergillus Mycetoma Causing Epiphora and Ipsilateral Facial Pain.

Mark Lucarelli // Publications // May 01 2017

PubMed ID: 27046035

Author(s): Kauh CY, Gentry LR, Hartig GK, Lucarelli MJ. Aspergillus mycetoma causing epiphora and ipsilateral facial pain. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May/Jun;33(3S Suppl 1):S25-S27. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000681. PMID 27046035

Journal: Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 33, Issue 3 S Suppl 1,

Tearing is a frequently encountered chief complaint in an ophthalmologist’s office. Certain associated atypical symptoms may warrant further workup. The authors present a case of a patient presenting with painful tearing which elicited further evaluation with CT imaging. This revealed a maxillary sinus fungus ball as the cause for the patient’s tearing.