Which physical findings are characteristic of dacryoadenitis?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

The signs of dacryoadenitis include the following:

  • Soft tissue swelling that is greatest at the lateral portion of the upper lid margin [54]

  • Deformation of the upper lid into a characteristic S shape [5]

  • If caused by a viral infection, the area is modestly tender; bacterial causes result in more severe tenderness [25]

  • Decreased Schirmer score


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