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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Adénome pléomorphe simulant une dacryoadénite [Pleomorphic adenoma mimicking dacryoadenitis].
Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
A 56-year-old female patient displayed an increased volume of her left lacrimal gland with pain and inflammation. On CT scan, a hyperdense lacrimal mass was found in the left lacrimal fossa. Observation was the first course, for no steroid therapy could be applied because of evolving digestive ulcers. After 9 months of observation, the gland was surgically removed en bloc through a wide anterolateral approach. Pathological analysis of the gland showed a pleomorphic adenoma. This case illustrates the advantage of a wide surgical approach in treating lacrimal gland tumors, in order to avoid or limit the risk of recurrence.
Adenoma, Pleomorphic/diagnosis, Dacryocystitis/diagnosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Middle Aged
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