TITLE

Lacrimal Glands: Size Does Matter!

AUTHOR(S)
Mohan, Suyash; Hegde, Amogh; Lim, C. C. Tchoyoson
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology;Oct-Dec2011, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p328
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
A 40-year-old woman presented with vague headaches and blurred vision. Contrastenhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed bilaterally symmetrical diffuse enlargement of the lacrimal glands. A fine needle biopsy of the lacrimal gland was consistent with sarcoidosis. Although, isolated lacrimal gland involvement is rare, it may be the initial clinical presentation of sarcoidosis, as seen in this patient. Imaging plays a vital role in these unsuspected cases and careful evaluation of the lacrimal glands with dedicated thin section, fat suppressed, axial and coronal orbital imaging, may help identify a pathological cause and avoid a delay in diagnosis.
ACCESSION #
67786384

 

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