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Orbit. 2006 Sep;25(3):243-7.

Oncocytoma of the lacrimal gland: case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Departamento de Oftalmología, Hospital Universitario Clínica San Rafael, Santafé de Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Oncocytomas of the lacrimal gland are rare tumors. We report the eighth case in the literature.

DESIGN:

Interventional case report and literature review.

INTERVENTION:

Complete ophthalmologic and systemic examination followed by excisional biopsy and histopathologic examination.

RESULTS:

A 40-year-old Hispanic woman was evaluated for a right-sided upper eyelid edema and pain on ocular motility. A month earlier an outside ophthalmologist had performed a conjunctival biopsy that disclosed chronic inflammation. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of brain and orbit demonstrated a right intraorbital extraconal soft tissue density mass that involved the lacrimal gland, upper eyelid and encroached both the superior oblique and superior rectus muscles. Histopathology showed a benign oncocytoma that replaced most of the lacrimal gland.

CONCLUSION:

Although rare, oncocytomas should be included in the differential diagnosis of any lacrimal gland tumors.

PMID:
16987774
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