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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: External Disease

Lacrimal gland tumor

Lacrimal gland tumor OS

This female Indian patient presented with this lacrimal gland lesion. The differential diagnosis includes benign mixed tumors, malignant epithelial tumors, and nonepithelial tumors. Approximately 50% of lacrimal gland tumors are epithelial and approximately 50% are lymphoid tumors and inflammatory psudotumors. Benign mixed tumor is the most common benign neoplasm of the lacrimal gland.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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