An unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma ofthe lacrimal gland

S. Levartovsky, A. Milstein, F. Nissim, D. Loven, A. Shani

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland is a highly malignant tumor usually characterized by symptoms of less than 1 year's duration. Computed tomographic (CT) findings of adjacent bony erosion or focal tumor sclerosis are also suggestive. We present a 57-year-old female patient who manifested symptoms of an enlarging mass in the right lacrimal fossa for almost 3 years prior to the establishment of the diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma. CT findings during those years were not supportive for malignancy. The treatment included en bloc resection of the mass and adjacent bone and radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • Computed tomography
  • En bloc resection
  • Irradiation
  • Lacrimal gland tumor


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