MCQ – 88327


A 1-month-old boy is brought to the physician by his mother because of a 2-week history of persistent watering of the eyes. On physical examination, palpation of the lacrimal sac causes tears to leak from the lacrimal punctum. The physician concludes that the most likely cause of the patient’s symptoms is the congenital obstruction of a duct. The duct that is most likely obstructed in this patient drains into which of the following structures?

A. Inferior nasal meatus


Sphenoethmoidal recess


Pharyngeal recess


Middle nasal meatus

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