Amyloidosis of lacrimal gland

Prabhakaran, Venkatesh C.; Babu, Kalpana; Mahadevan, Anitha; Murthy, Sowmya Raveendra
December 2009
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Dec2009, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p461
Academic Journal
Primary localized amyloidosis of lacrimal gland is a rare occurrence. This report describes a female patient with isolated amyloidosis of the lacrimal gland. A 45-year-old Indian woman presented with a swelling over the left lacrimal gland region. Computed tomography showed uniform enlargement of the lacrimal gland. A lacrimal gland biopsy revealed amyloidosis. No systemic involvement was detected on further investigation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of lacrimal gland amyloidosis from India and our report also highlights the importance of lacrimal gland biopsy in diagnosing lacrimal gland masses.


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