YU is a 65-year-old woman who presented with complaints of chronic pain around her left eye. Examination revealed some tenderness to palpation in the area of the left lacrimal gland. A-scan showed slight enlargement of the gland and the reflectivity was low to medium in the central part (Fig. 118). The diagnosis of probable dacryoadenitis was made and she was given a course of oral antibiotics for a week with resolution of her symptoms and some reduction in size of the lacrimal gland on follow-up echography. She was followed with serial clinical and echographic examinations over a year without recurrence of her symptoms and was demonstrated to have further reduction in the size of the gland.


Public Health Clinical Practice Chronic Pain Echographic Examination Lacrimal Gland 

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