Journal article

Lacrimal gland orbital lobe cysts associated with MALT lymphoma and primary Sjögren's syndrome.

Dermot T Cassidy, Penny McKelvie, Gerald J Harris, Geoffrey E Rose, Alan A McNab

Orbit | Published : 2005


PURPOSE: To describe, for the first time, the occurrence of a large cyst in the orbital lobe of the lacrimal gland in association with marginal zone B-cell MALT lymphoma in three female patients, two of whom also had primary Sjögren's syndrome. METHODS: Retrospective case note review. RESULTS: Three female patients, aged 35, 41 and 47 years, presented with progressive proptosis caused by an enlarging cyst within the orbital lobe of the lacrimal gland. Two of the patients had primary Sjögren's syndrome. Excision of the cyst and part of the lacrimal gland revealed marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type within the gland or wall of the cyst in all cases. T..

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