Pleomorphic Adenoma of Lacrimal Gland

KR is a 28-year-old man who noted some fullness in the outer part of his left upper lid. He thought he could feel some firmness and mild tenderness just below the upper outer rim of the orbital bone. Examination by his ophthalmologist confirmed these findings with inferior displacement of the globe by 2 mm. Echography was performed in the office and showed enlargement of the left lacrimal gland to 18.5 mm and high internal reflectivity, which became lower as the spikes traveled across the gland (Fig. 29). This was suspicious for a benign mixed cell tumor and he was referred for CT scanning and then to an orbit surgeon for an en bloc excision of the lacrimal gland.


Doubling Time Outer Part Pleomorphic Adenoma Lacrimal Gland Common Tumor 
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