International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Case Report, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland

Louis Savar1, Eve E Moscato1*, Richard Kennedy2 and Naser Said-Al-Naief3
1Department of Ophthalmology, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
2Department of Pathology, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
3Department of Pathology, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, Lomda Linda, CA, USA
Corresponding author : Eve E. Moscato
Department of Ophthalmology, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 07, 2014 Accepted: November 27, 2014 Published: December 02, 2014
Citation: Savar L, Moscato EE, Kennedy R, Al-Naief S (2015) Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 4:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000153

Abstract

The clinicopathologic features of an isolated, primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland in a 65-year-old woman are discussed. The patient presented with a painless, slowly growing, anterior orbital mass, which appeared well circumscribed without bony involvement on imaging. Excisional biopsy was performed and histopathological examination revealed the mass to be adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland. The histology of other epithelial lacrimal gland tumors is discussed with a review of the literature. This case highlights the importance of having a wide differential diagnosis when treating orbital neoplasms.

Keywords: Adenoid cystic carcinoma; Lacrimal gland pathology; Orbit

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