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Congenital lacrimal fistula
  1. Francesco Morandi1,
  2. Enrico Valerio2,
  3. Mario Cutrone3
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Ospedale Sacra Famiglia, Erba (CO), Italy
  2. 2Department of Woman and Child Health, Medical School, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
  3. 3Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Ospedale Dell'Angelo, Mestre (VE), Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Enrico Valerio, Department of Woman and Child Health, Medical School, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 3, Padova (PD) 35128, Italy;{at}

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A term, small for gestational age girl was diagnosed with congenital isolated left unilateral lacrimal fistula at a 1-month follow-up visit (figure 1). The baby showed regular thriving (weight, length and head circumference between the 3rd centile and the 15th centile of WHO curves) and normal neurodevelopment at 1-month and 4-month controls. Lacrimal fistula remained asymptomatic through time.

Figure 1

(A) Lacrimal fistula located at the medial canthus …

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  • Contributors FM wrote the first draft of this manuscript; EV and MC contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.