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Intraorbital ectopic lacrimal gland mimicking malignant orbital tumor [Eur Eye Res]
Eur Eye Res. Ahead of Print: EER-03511 | DOI: 10.14744/eer.2021.03511

Intraorbital ectopic lacrimal gland mimicking malignant orbital tumor

Melis Palamar1, Banu Yaman2, Naim Ceylan3, Nazan Özsan2, Nazan Çetingül4
1Department of Ophthalmology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
4Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

A 6-year old boy with left proptosis which was realized 2 months earlier was evaluated. The left eye movements were restricted in all gaze positions. The left lacrimal gland was hypertrophic upon examination. An orbital magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass lesion starting from the lacrimal gland region extending through the superior and lateral orbit causing a pressure on the lateral rectus muscle. An incisional biopsy from both the lacrimal gland and the orbital part of the mass revealed no tumor cells but minimally inflamed lacrimal gland tissue which supported an ectopic lacrimal gland in the orbit. Although rare, ectopic lacrimal gland of the orbit might mimic orbital malignancies in children. Histopathologic confirmation is mandatory for differential diagnosis.

Keywords: Ectopic lacrimal gland, lacrimal gland, orbit, proptosis.



Corresponding Author: Melis Palamar, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English