Sandip Kanti Basu1, Jayanta Bain1, Kuntal Maity2, Debarati Chattopadhyay1, Debasis Baitalik1, Bijay Kumar Majumdar1, Vivek Gupta1, Ashwini Kumar1, Bibhas Saha Dalal3, Anu Malik4
1Department of Plastic Surgery, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
2Department of ENT, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
3Department of Pathology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4Department of Ophthalmology, NDMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic localized granulomatous disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, an aquatic protistan parasite belonging to a clade, Mesomycetozoea. Infestation of Rhinosporidiosis to the eye and adnexa is termed oculosporidiosis, in such cases, conjunctival mucosa is mostly involved; however in our case, it involved only the lacrimal sac and deeper periorbital tissue and presented as a case of orbital swelling. Surgical excision of the lesion was done, postoperatively dapsone therapy was given for 6 months, and the patient responded very well with no recurrence till date.
Keywords: Dapsone, lacrimal sac, oculosporidiosis.