Journal article

Lesions mimicking lacrimal gland pleomorphic adenoma.

Venkatesh C Prabhakaran, Paul S Cannon, Alan McNab, Garry Davis, Brett O'Donnell, Peter J Dolman, Raf Ghabrial, Dinesh Selva

Br J Ophthalmol | Published : 2010


AIM: To report a series of patients with lacrimal gland lesions simulating the clinicoradiological features of lacrimal gland pleomorphic adenoma (LGPA). METHODS: Multicentre retrospective, interventional case series. Clinical records of all patients with lesions mimicking LGPA seen in five orbital units were reviewed. RESULTS: The study included 14 patients (seven men and seven women) with a mean age of 50.9 years. The diagnosis of LGPA was made in all cases by experienced orbital surgeons, based on clinicoradiological features, and lacrimal gland excision was performed. Postoperative histology revealed lymphoma (four patients), chronic dacryoadenitis (three patients), adenoid cystic carcin..

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