Bacterial and Mucopeptide Concretions of the Lacrimal Drainage System: An Analysis of 30 Cases
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 05/15/2012
Perry LJP et al. – The 2 major types of lacrimal system concretions differ in their primary location and histopathologic composition. Further characterization may lead to an understanding of the mechanisms for their formation. Mucopeptide concretion is more appropriate than terms such as “dacryolith” and “mucolith,” and bacterial concretion is a more appropriate term than “canaliculith,” because of the absence of significant calcium or stone–like density in these masses.