International Ophthalmology

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 303–305 | Cite as

Mitomycin C in the treatment of a Schneiderian (inverted) papilloma of the lacrimal sac

  • Malcolm Woodcock
  • Susan P. Mollan
  • Dale Harrison
  • Deryck Taylor
  • Karin Lecuona
Case Report

Abstract

Schneiderian papillomas are benign tumours, with an aggressive nature. A case with a recurrent Schneiderian papilloma of the nasolacrimal sac, who underwent an external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) with irrigation of the nasolacrimal system with 0.02% mitomycin C (MMC), is presented at 18 months follow-up. External DCR using MMC, as an adjuvant therapy, is a novel approach to the treatment of Schneiderian papilloma of the nasolacrimal tract. It allows preservation of function, compared with the conventional treatment of dacryocystectomy.

Keywords

Dacrocystorhinostomy Mitomycin C Papilloma, inverted Schneiderian papilloma 

Abbreviations

DCR

Dacryocystorhinostomy

MMC

Mitomycin C

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm Woodcock
    • 1
    • 2
  • Susan P. Mollan
    • 1
  • Dale Harrison
    • 2
  • Deryck Taylor
    • 3
  • Karin Lecuona
    • 2
  1. 1.Birmingham and Midland Eye CentreCity HospitalBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Division of OphthalmologyGroote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Division of Anatomical PathologyGroote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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