Human papillomavirus: cause of epithelial lacrimal sac neoplasia?

@article{Sj2007HumanPC,
  title={Human papillomavirus: cause of epithelial lacrimal sac neoplasia?},
  author={Nicolai Christian Sj{\"o} and Christian von Buchwald and P. Cassonnet and Patricia Flamant and Steffen Heegaard and Bodil Norrild and Jan Ulrik Prause and G{\'e}rard Orth},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={551-6}
}
PURPOSE Epithelial tumours of the lacrimal sac are rare but important entities that may carry grave prognoses. In this study the prevalence and possible role of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in epithelial tumours of the lacrimal sac were evaluated. METHODS Five papillomas and six carcinomas of the lacrimal sac were investigated for the presence of HPV using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. Fifteen specimens of dacryocystitis were included in the PCR reactions as controls… CONTINUE READING

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