Journal article

Review of 268 lacrimal gland biopsies in an Australian cohort

Nicholas H Andrew, Alan A McNab, Dinesh Selva

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To review the distribution of pathology in lacrimal gland biopsies performed in an Australian cohort. DESIGN: Retrospective review. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred sixty-eight lacrimal gland biopsies from 263 patients. METHODS: Pathology archives in South Australia and Victoria were searched for lacrimal gland biopsies performed between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 2012. Data retrieved included the year of biopsy, the histopathological diagnosis, patient age and gender. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Distribution of pathology affecting the lacrimal gland; patient age and gender. RESULTS: The distribution of lacrimal gland pathology was: inflammations and vasculitides 50.0%, lymphomas 19.8%, ..

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