A case of lacrimal gland cyst presenting lacrimal sac-like glandular tissue

Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Satoru Kase, Mika Noda, Yoshifumi Iwaguchi, Yuko Gotoda, Susumu Ishida

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Purpose : To report clinical and histopathological findings in a case of lacrimal gland cyst. Case : An 80-year-old male presented with swelling in the right upper eyelid. He had received extirpation of right lacrimal sac 40 years before. Findings : A soft and smooth tumor, about 10 mm in diameter, was present temporal to the right upper eyelid. T2-weighed MRI showed a cyst in the orbit. Serum levels of CRP and IgG were elevated. Surgically removed tumor consisted of cysts varying in size. The cysts showed pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium with decapitation secretion into the space. The stroma of cysts was infiltrated by lymphocytes and IgG-positive cells. Conclusion : Lacrimal gland cyst with lacrimal saclike glandular tissue in the present case shows probable association with chronic dacryoadenitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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